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International Style

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Definition of International Style in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A functional style of 20th-century architecture, so called because it crossed national and cultural barriers. It is characterized by the use of steel and reinforced concrete, wide windows, uninterrupted interior spaces, simple lines, and strict geometric forms.
Example sentences
  • Still recognized today as a superb example of the 1930s international style in the United States, the Mandel house is virtually intact, with more than half of its original furnishings.
  • Features of Bauhaus-style architecture, also known as the international style, include glass curtain walls, cubic blocks and unsupported corners.
  • The Homewood is therefore a rare example of British, prewar international style and rarer because of the continuity of its ownership.

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