Exhibition Catalog First Used Term International Style

The term ‘international style’ was first used in an exhibition catalog, The International Style: Architecture Since 1922 in 1932. As prepared by architects Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Cortelyou Johnson for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY, USA. International Style referred to the dominant Western building style of the mid-20th century, that unadorned industrial materials such as: glass, steel, and concrete creating visual qualities of mostly rectilinear, undecorated, asymmetrical and white.

      1932, 1922
      Henry-Russell Hitchcock; Philip Cortelyou Johnson
      New York, NY, USA

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