John McAndrew’s Modernist Vision
From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York
By Mardges Bacon
The compelling story of the architect, scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who played a key role in redefining modernism in the United States from the 1930s onward.
The designer of the Vassar College Art Library—arguably the first modern interior on a college campus—and the curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937 to 1941, McAndrew was instrumental in creating a distinct and innovative aesthetic that bridged the European modernist lineage and American regional vernacular.
Providing a fascinating glimpse into McAndrew's life, his associations with important architects and artists, and the historical context that shaped his work, this book is a thoroughly researched testament to a man who left a powerful mark on the evolution of American architecture.
Designed by IN-FO.CO
Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2018
Hardcover with jacket, 192 pages, 143 color images, 7 × 9.5 inches