Most of us think of modern architecture in terms of the mid-20th century, but its roots go back to the early days of the 20th century and Europe following WWI. In this study group, we’ll examine its European roots, American expansion and influences on 21st century buildings: Th econtributions of Americans in the early part of the century, the development of the International Style in post WWI Europe, and its endorsement by corporations in the post-World War II boom in America. We'll discuss why the International Style could only have developed in post-WWI Europe and the critical role corporate America played after WWII in the expansion of this style to Mid-Century Modern. We will also examine where architectiure has gone since the mid-century and how it is influencing the course of 21st century architecture. This study group will concentrate on videos about some of the key players in this movement combined with class discussions.