The British we're never as receptive to Modernist architecture as many of our continental neighbours and the U.S., and the movement was largely ignored through the 1920s. Perhaps this explains why it can be quite difficult for an enthusiast like me to find a decent book on the subject, but this one does not disappoint. There is brief coverage of the history of the movement but the bulk of the book concentrates on selected buildings throughout the country, including work by such luminaries as Walter Gropius, Marcel Breur, Berthold Lubetkin and Wells Coates.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the book comes not in the coverage of these well-known modernists, and famous buildings such as Highpoint and the Lawn Rd flats, but in the relatively unknown architectural gems it uncovers (including many private residences) and the lesser-known British architects and practices of the era.
There is also an excellent selection of photos for each building, most commissioned expecially.