A modern way to think about the modernists

A view across the river to the south-east London new town of Thamesmead,  under construction in 1970.

In an excerpt from his new book, Militant Modernism, Owen Hatherley challenges architects to embrace the progressive social impulse of Lubetkin, Lasdun and the Smithsons instead of the grotesque corporate or signature architecture that dominates the urban landscape

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