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Reyner Banham Myths Meanings And Forms Of Twentieth...
Reyner Banham introduces the work of American industrial designer Walter Dowin Teague as a way of illustrating machines evolving...

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Reyner Banham introduces the work of American industrial designer Walter Dowin Teague as a way of illustrating machines evolving into simpler models of themselves, arguing this to be a more genuine machine aesthetic than Le Corbusier’s architecture. He argues this by comparing and contrasting work the two published about the Parthenon and the evolution of the Greek temple. Toward the end, Banham shows the Ford Pavilion from New York City’s 1939 World’s Fair. Banham believes this to be a prime example of how machine age form and technology outpaced moderinity in function and aesthetic.