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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2018, 6(1), 30-37
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-6-1-4
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How International was International Style of Architecture?

MGBEMENA Emeka Ebuz1 and OKONTA Ebere Donatus1,

1Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: January 19, 2018

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MGBEMENA Emeka Ebuz and OKONTA Ebere Donatus. How International was International Style of Architecture?. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2018; 6(1):30-37. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-6-1-4


From early civilization to now, architecture and its components have always undergone periods of transformation. This is in line with man’s constant quest for change. These transformations have created new methods, materials and technology. Most a time, civilizations display their wealth, power and splendor through architecture. Little wonder America as an emerging super power in the early 20th century saw this as an opportunity to show case their prowess through architecture. International style came at the right time and was used as the tool. This paper will focus on events that spurred international style, its problems and prospects and how far it went in achieving its ideals. Consequently, the physical characteristics of the extant style will be analyzed in relation to its contemporaries. In summary, international style was able to spread around the world due to the political ideas and will of the originators and most importantly improved systems of communication.

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