Architectural Modernism related in complex ways to the late colonial context of the mid-twentieth century. This chapter explores the opportunities and visions invested in Modernism by both colonizers and the colonized, while relating these to the instrumental and exclusionary logic that gave Modernism such a powerful role within both the imperial apparatus and its succeeding post-colonial regimes. The relationship of Modernism and empire is thus understood in ways that open up or recast each other, especially in terms of metropolis and colony. It is in this spirit that the workings of the avant-garde, of official Modernism, of a climatically functional architecture for the tropics, of the vernacular, and of Modernism’s continuation after empire, are all treated.
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