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By ChristopherE.M. Pearson

Designing UNESCO: paintings, structure and foreign Politics at Mid-Century represents the 1st full-length monograph at the genesis, building and reception of the Paris headquarters of the United countries' academic, medical and Cultural association (UNESCO). The ebook strains the lengthy and complicated delivery of UNESCO's everlasting seat from its perception in 1950 to its inauguration in 1958, exhibiting how its heritage constitutes a distinct nexus of modernist practices in twentieth-century foreign politics, paintings, structure and feedback. Drawing on quite a lot of unpublished archival fabric and studying serious reception of the development within the neighborhood and foreign press, Christopher Pearson's research operates on formal, structural and theoretical degrees, revealing the various mostly unstated assumptions of contemporary structure at mid-century and elucidating the conflicted relation among paintings and technological know-how within the post-war interval. the amount additionally throws new mild on a few of the significant architects and artists of the interval, between them Breuer, Gropius, Le Corbusier and Eero Saarinen, in addition to Picasso, Moore, Mir?rp, Calder and Noguchi. Designing UNESCO is a compelling and unique account of 1 of crucial, but under-appreciated, constructions of twentieth-century modernism.

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