Historical information

Boyd quickly surveys the first generation of modern architecture. The talk then concentrates on where modern architecture turned next: the "search for new richness on the surface and a search for new excitement in form". He focuses on the second generation of modern architects: Edward Stone (surface search) and Eero Saarinen (excitiement search). Several of their influential buildings are critiqued by Boyd.

This document was the basis for a lecture titled "The Contemporary Situation in Architecture" (item D521, with edits).

Physical description

Typewritten, quarto, 16 pages