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Montreal design exhibit reveals the effect of WWII on the built environment

Published by Julia Salerno, April 27, 2011.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War. The exhibit is on view at the CCA in Montreal until September 18 and investigates the consequences of the Second World War on the built environment. Until now, few studies have analyzed the breadth of research, innovation, and building conducted by architects during the war years. Curator Jean-Louis Cohen fills an important historical gap by investigating the work and achievements of the architects and designers active during World War II across the political battle lines and demonstrates that the war served as an accelerator of technological innovation and production that would lead to the supremacy of modernism in architecture.

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