The Modernist #29 'Inventory'

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As a librarian I (Andy here) get quite excited when someone mentions archives and stacks, so the new Modernist is a very welcome distraction seeing that in this issue some rare gems have been dusted off and re-examined under the light.

Inside the archive box we find articles on post-war prefab housing, the National Arts Education Archive exhibits on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the vivid contents of the Neon Museum in Las Vegas and a rifle through Warrington and Runcorn's New Town Development Corporation's archive by a once resident of Birchwood.


The Modernist is a quarterly publication about architecture and design in the 20th Century (fact). It is also a passionate, witty, academic, and thought provoking read (another fact).


The longform shape of this issue is the result of a new team taking up the helm. We'll miss Jonathan Hitchin's thoughtful design dreadfully, but this new Modernist retains the feel of 'artefact' and we love the fact that full colour has begun to creep in. Well done Team '19, the baton has been passed very nicely indeed.

The Modernist #29 'Inventory'