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Konrad Wachsmann: the greatest architect of the twentieth century

Thirty years ago the architectural historian Peter Blake wrote that it was as impossible to imagine modern architecture without prefabrication as to imagine Christianity without the Cross. Now, in the last days of 1999 with the book still open to nominations for the architect of the century, it is worth remembering his words. For most of the last 99 years Blake was right: the dream of buildings coming off a production line was always the Shangri-La of the Modernist movement; the ultimate ...

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