The phase of American architectural history we call 'mid-century modernism,' 1940-1980, saw the spread of Modern Movement tenets of functionalism, social service and anonymity into mainstream practice. This book deals with the architectural theory.
Miles David Samson was educated at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. He teaches art history at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has held fellowships at the Free University of Berlin and the Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University. His scholarship is in the history of architecture, especially the modern period, in relation to American visual culture. He lives in Franklin, Massachusetts with his wife and son.