Benton, Sharp, Form and Function
This book has been prepared in conjunction with an Open University course entitled History of Architecture and Design 1890-1939. The book has been designed specifically to complement that course, and shares some of its peculiarities, such as the precise period covered and the general emphasis on certain architects and designers. However, we hope that it will prove of interest to a wider audience. The half century covered was selected for its homogeneity, with a cut-off at the Second World War for reasons of historical objectivity and to allow a sufficiently concentrated study of the rise of the Modern Movement in architecture and design.