Built in USA: Post-War Architecture-Midcentury Architecture as a Vehicle for American Foreign Policy
Keywords:Media, Post-War Architecture, Cold-War, Politics, Museum of Modern Art
This article considers the 1953 Museum of Modern Art exhibitionBuilt in USA: Post-War Architecturein relation to American diplomacy during the Cold War. By examining the international circulation of Built in USAby both governmental and cultural sector institution, we situate American postwar architecture within the informational agendas of a broader ideological struggle. We consider the engagement of media – image circulation and administrative apparatuses – with geopolitical forces and show the way in which architecture, in its status as a form of media, recursively negotiated them.
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