modern architecture, new architectural style that emerged in many Western countries in the decade after World War I. It was based on the
rationaluse of modern materials, the principles of functionalist planning, and the rejection of historical precedent and ornament. This style has been generally designated as modern, although the labels International style, Neue Sachlichkeit, and functionalism have also been used.
Sections in this article:
- Development of Postmodernism
- Form and Materials
- Development of the Style
- The Style Evolves
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