Modernist architecture  

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Brutalism at the Schoonselhof cemetery. Unidentified headstone seen from the back (rear). Photo © JWG
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Brutalism at the Schoonselhof cemetery. Unidentified headstone seen from the back (rear).
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"Machines for living:" for various critics, including Tom Wolfe, the Pruitt-Igoe housing project illustrated both the essential unlivability of Bauhaus-inspired box architecture, and the hubris of central planning.
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"Machines for living:" for various critics, including Tom Wolfe, the Pruitt-Igoe housing project illustrated both the essential unlivability of Bauhaus-inspired box architecture, and the hubris of central planning.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Modernist architecture is a subset of modern architecture and includes architecture, architectural styles and buildings of 20th century 'high modernism'.

It includes the Bauhaus, Mid-Century Modern, International Style, Brutalism, and other regional expressions.

The category "modernist architecture" does not include pre-modernist or proto-modernist movements (that may otherwise be considered "modern") such as expressionist architecture, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Jugendstil, and the Vienna Secession. Neither does it include Postmodern architecture and its developments such as deconstructivism or critical regionalism.

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