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International style

An influential modernist style in architecture that developed in Europe and the United States in the 1920s and 1930s, characterized chiefly by regular, unadorned geometric forms, open interiors, and the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete.
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International Style



(Architecture) a 20th-century architectural style characterized by undecorated rectilinear forms and the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete
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In′terna′tional Style′

a style of 20th-century architecture characterized by simple geometric forms, smooth surfaces, large areas of glass, and steel or reinforced concrete construction.
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Internationalism, International Style

a style, current since the 1920s, that makes use of modern constructional advances to create buildings reflecting characteristic industrial forms and emphasizing both volume and horizontality through ribbon windows, smooth and undecorated wall surfaces, and flat roofs, with contrasts introduced by curved or cylindrical forms and cantilevered projecting features.
See also: Architecture
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European interwar style, so-called in 1932, that spread to America and the rest of the world. Its functional, often standardized furniture is made today.
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The book chronicles how Buddhist art styles from several countries were integrated into a uniform style of art that contained the same iconography and formal characteristics, now called the Tang International Style. It also looks at how political events and religious trends influenced the new style.
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The Aluminaire was a sensation and was later included in the first exhibition on architecture, in 1932, at the Museum of Modern Art, "The International Style--Architecture Since 1922," curated by Philip Johnson, which was also the basis of a book by the same title as the exhibition, a manifesto for the International Style by Philip Johnson and Henry Russell Hitchcock.
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