Assistant Professor Claire Zimmerman publishes Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond


By sharrell
Dec 17, 2010 Bookmark and Share

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Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond

Claire Zimmerman's latest book, Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond, which she co-edited with Mark Crinson, was just published by Yale University Press.

The book is comprised of essays by sixteen distinguished scholars examining such topics as Brutalism, pop architecture, 1950s London, the legacy of Mies van der Rohe, housing, civic architecture, Italian neo-realism, and changing alignments in theory and philosophy of the period. While the essays focus on Britain, they also look beyond to Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States, expanding the discussion to include new kinds of internationalization that developed rapidly in the postwar period and set the stage for architectural developments today.