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Subject: Writing

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Write a sentence effectively using the em dash.

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When presented to US audiences at the Museum of Modern Art in the form of the International Style defined by Le Corbusier's five points of architecture--an open plan, pilotis, the long horizontal window, a curtain wall, and a roof garden---European Modernist Architecture lost its teeth.

Subject: Art History

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In 1932, Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson curated and exhibition entitled the “International Style” at the Museum of Modern Art. By presenting the work of European Modernist architects from the 1920s divorced from their broader social and cultural goals, the two curators created the concept of the International Style as a series of aesthetic criteria for architecture. Briefly, describe those criteria. And by using one European Modernist architect as an example discuss the social role Modernist architecture aimed to fulfill?

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The concept of the International Style is based on design methods of shared by Modernist European architects in the 1920s. The International Style described buildings devoid of historical decoration, which used elementary geometries and industrial materials. Their appearance was thought to derived strictly and objectively from their construction. These buildings used a steel skeleton, which allowed for the construction of a curtain wall, an outside envelope that did not carry the load of the building. This offered large window glazing and an open plan, a free arrangement of interior spaces that allowed air and light into the structure. While for Hitchcock and Johnson, Modernist Architecture could be reduced to a style: a series of aesthetic criteria, for European Architects, modernist architecture fulfilled a specific social role. In his Pavilion of the New Spirit of 1925, Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier used industrial building materials, including large factory window glazing to create a model apartment for a working class client. When inserted into a larger residential building of ten stories, factory window glazing allowed copious amounts of light, while the open plan enable air to travel into the living space. Such a design solved a serious problem. Working class people in Paris lacked quality housing. They often lived in tenement buildings in which multiple families crowded older housing stock with little access to light and air. However, by using industrial prefabricated and standardized materials to make a standardized apartments and building, Le Corbusier believed the price of such an abode could be reduced dramatically aiding the housing crisis affecting the working class.

Subject: AP Art History

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In 1932, Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson curated and exhibition entitled the “International Style” at the Museum of Modern Art. By presenting the work of European Modernist architects from the 1920s divorced from their broader social and cultural goals, the two curators created the concept of the International Style as a series of aesthetic criteria for architecture. Briefly, describe those criteria. And by using one European Modernist architect as an example discuss the social role Modernist architecture aimed to fulfill

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The concept of the International Style is based on design methods of shared by Modernist European architects in the 1920s. The International Style described buildings devoid of historical decoration, which used elementary geometries and industrial materials. Their appearance was thought to derived strictly and objectively from their construction. These buildings used a steel skeleton, which allowed for the construction of a curtain wall, an outside envelope that did not carry the load of the building. This offered large window glazing and an open plan, a free arrangement of interior spaces that allowed air and light into the structure. While for Hitchcock and Johnson, Modernist Architecture could be reduced to a style: a series of aesthetic criteria, for European Architects, modernist architecture fulfilled a specific social role. In his Pavilion of the New Spirit of 1925, Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier used industrial building materials, including large factory window glazing to create a model apartment for a working class client. When inserted into a larger residential building of ten stories, factory window glazing allowed copious amounts of light, while the open plan enable air to travel into the living space. Such a design solved a serious problem. Working class people in Paris lacked quality housing. They often lived in tenement buildings in which multiple families crowded older housing stock with little access to light and air. However, by using industrial prefabricated and standardized materials to make a standardized apartments and building, Le Corbusier believed the price of such an abode could be reduced dramatically aiding the housing crisis affecting the working class.

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