Journal Article
The New Empiricism-Bay Region-Axis: Kay Fisker and Postwar Debates on Fuctionalism, Regionalism, and Monumentality

Danish architect Kay Fisker is presented as a representative figure in the post-World War II architectural debates on functionalism, regionalism, and monumentality. Fisker participated in a trans-atlantic exchange on these matters that linked Scandinavia, the English conception of "new empiricism," and the teaching and architectural practice associated with two noted American schools at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. Prominent Americans in this program for a modern architecture that confronted the more dominant ideology of the International Style included Lewis Mumford, William Wilson Wurster, Pietro Belluschi, and Lawrence B. Anderson.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsAnderson S
JournalJournal of Architectural Education
Volume50
Issue3
Date Published02/1997
Abstract

Danish architect Kay Fisker is presented as a representative figure in the post-World War II architectural debates on functionalism, regionalism, and monumentality. Fisker participated in a trans-atlantic exchange on these matters that linked Scandinavia, the English conception of "new empiricism," and the teaching and architectural practice associated with two noted American schools at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. Prominent Americans in this program for a modern architecture that confronted the more dominant ideology of the International Style included Lewis Mumford, William Wilson Wurster, Pietro Belluschi, and Lawrence B. Anderson.