Architecture in America Today

Hamlin, Talbot
August 1941
New Republic;8/4/41, Vol. 105 Issue 5, p156
Comments on the simplicity and utility of modern buildings in the U.S. from the buildings of twenty years ago. Reference of buildings like Hunter College and Rockefeller Center in New York, Massachusetts General Hospital and the U.S. Housing Authority development Santa Rita at Austin in Texas; Changes observed in the architectural aim and thinking; Importance of social usefulness and some definite socially constructive purpose; Assertion that private buildings are no longer private palaces and expressions of cultural snobbishness; Use of dams and powerhouses of the Tennessee Valley Authority in providing power for general use; Role of modern American architecture making American lives happier and more creative.


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