The secret history of American modernism

Time’s architect cover stars (clockwise from top left) Buckminster Fuller, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Minoru Yamasaki and Richard Neutra.

Catherine Croft applauds an alternative reading of American modern architecture, which takes into account the influence of such factors as racism, industrialisation and defence contracts

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