The exhibition included flats designed by Maxwell Fry, Sassoon House and Kensal House.
Sir Hilton Young the Minister of Health described it thus,
"The difference between these well designed flats, with their beautiful courts, and the old blocks of tenements formally erected is the difference between light and darkness, beauty and ugliness, intelligence and stupidity".
(Architects' Journal, Feb 7, Vol 81, 1935, p213)
Although Sir Hilton doesn't state this, he is in effect comparing Modernism to light, beauty and intelligence.
Modernism was in its infancy in the UK when this exhibition took place. It was seen as the radical solution to a whole host of societal ills.