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Concrete is one of the most ubiquitous, flexible, and dynamic building materials in architectural history. By offering a profoundly different building technique to architects and engineers, it has significantly altered the way in which buildings are (More)
Yamasaki, Minoru
Minoru Yamasaki was a twentieth-century modern architect who was best known for his designs for the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex in Saint Louis and the World Trade Center in New York City. However, while each design was bold and triumphant in i (More)
Urban Planning
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, urban planning became increasingly important as architects began to pay more attention to the design of a city as a whole, instead of simply considering important buildings. Two urban planning mov (More)
In the development of modern architecture in the twentieth century, prefabrication techniques became fundamental to the design and construction of buildings. This building technique allowed architects to design and construct structures more quickly, (More)
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect born on June 8, 1867 in Richland, Wisconsin. At the age of ten, Wright later moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1877 with his family. After settling in Madison, Wright spent many of his summers on his uncle’s (More)
Kahn, Louis
Louis Kahn was a highly important modern architect in the post-World War II United States. Based in Philadelpia and known for his monumental and brutalist style while highlighting the materials involved in a building’s construction, he rightfully des (More)
Exhibitions have been extremely important in motivating progress and sharing ideas throughout architectural history. In the history of modern architecture, there have been several exhibitions that have contributed vitally to the development of modern (More)
Quinlan Terry
Quinlan Terry, born in 1937, is a British architect well known for his use of Classical architecture throughout Britain and the United States. [1. "Introduction", accessed November 24, 2015, http:/ (More)
Neue Sachlichkeit
After World War I, the Expressionist movement in Eastern Europe gained momentum as a response to the horrors of war. Soon after, Neue Sachlichkeit, or  New Objectivity, was responding to Expressionism as a way to bring the people back down to reality (More)
Arts and Crafts
The Arts and Crafts Movement was an architectural movement which became prominent at the end of the nineteenth century, and which continued into the beginning of the twentieth century. This movement highly emphasized primitive, vernacular forms over (More)
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