Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins. Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value.For the third edition, the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanded coverage of recent world architecture.Described by James Ackerman of Harvard University as "immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence", this book presents a penetrating analysis of the modern tradition and its origins, tracing the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms across the world and throughout the century.

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Genre : Architecture, Modern
Author : William J. R. Curtis
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 431 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822008092348


Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

First published in 1982, Curtis's book has quickly achieved recognition as the standard work on the subject, providing a lucid and accurate overview of modern architecture and a balanced critique of its achievements. This second edition includes a new chapter on recent world architecture.

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Genre : Architecture, Modern
Author : William J. R. Curtis
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 431 Pages
ISBN : 071482478X


Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : William Curtis
Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Release : 1996-06-27
Total Pages : 736 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015036057290


Cairo Since 1900

Cairo Since 1900

The city of a thousand minarets is also the city of eclectic modern constructions, turn-of-the-century revivalism and romanticism, concrete expressionism, and modernist design. Yet while much has been published on Cairo's ancient, medieval, and early-modern architectural heritage, the city's modern architecture has to date not received the attention it deserves. Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide is the first comprehensive architectural guide to the constructions that have shaped and continue to shape the Egyptian capital since the early twentieth century. From the sleek apartment tower for Inji Zada in Ghamra designed by Antoine Selim Nahas in 1937, to the city's many examples of experimental church architecture, and visible landmarks such as the Mugamma and Arab League buildings, Cairo is home to a rich store of modernist building styles. Arranged by geographical area, the guide includes entries for more than 220 buildings and sites of note, each entry consisting of concise, explanatory text describing the building and its significance accompanied by photographs, drawings, and maps. This pocket-sized volume is an ideal companion for the city's visitors and residents as well as an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Cairo's architecture and urban history.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Mohamed Elshahed
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02-11
Total Pages : 407 Pages
ISBN : 9774168690


Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier

Analyzes newly-released archival material to examine the architect's projects as they relate to his philosophy of life, his social visions, and his cultural milieu

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Genre : Architecture
Author : William J. R. Curtis
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015020384668


Key Interiors Since 1900

Key Interiors Since 1900

This book defines the history of modern interior design through the reuse of existing buildings. This approach allows the history of the interior to be viewed as separate from the history of architecture and instead enables the interior to develop its own historical narrative. The book is organized around six thematic chapters: home, work, retail, display, leisure and culture. Each one comprises a selection of case studies in chronological order. 52 key examples dating from 1900 to the present are explored in terms of context, concept, organization and detail and are illustrated with photographs, plans, sections, concept drawings and sketches. This unique history will be invaluable for students of interior architecture and design seeking a survey tailored especially for them, as well as appealing to interested general readers.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Graeme Brooker
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2013-09-23
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781780675305


The Mathematics Of The Ideal Villa And Other Essays

The Mathematics Of The Ideal Villa And Other Essays

This collection of an important architectural theorist's essays considers and compares designs by Palladio and Le Corbusier, discusses mannerism and modern architecture, architectural vocabulary in the 19th century, the architecture of Chicago, neoclassicism and modern architecture, and the architecture of utopia.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Colin Rowe
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1982-09-14
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 0262680378


Modern Architecture A Critical History World Of Art

Modern Architecture A Critical History World Of Art

An extensively revised and updated edition of a bestselling classic on modern architecture and its origins by Kenneth Frampton. Kenneth Frampton’s highly acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has been a classic since it first appeared in 1980. Starting with the cultural developments since 1750 that drove the modern movement, moving through the creation of modern architecture, and exploring the effects of globalization and the phenomenon of international celebrity architects, this book is the definitive history of modern architecture. For this extensively revised and updated fifth edition of Modern Architecture, Frampton added new chapters exploring the ongoing modernist tradition in architecture while also examining the varied responses to the urgent need to build more sustainably and create structures that will withstand changing climates. This new edition features completely redesigned interiors and an updated and expanded bibliography, making this volume more indispensable than ever.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Kenneth Frampton
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release : 2020-09-08
Total Pages : 736 Pages
ISBN : 9780500775929


Denys Lasdun

Denys Lasdun

Study of the work of one of Britain's most eminent living architects

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Genre : Architecture
Author : William J.R. Curtis
Publisher : Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Release : 1999-08-26
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X004325108


New Directions In Contemporary Architecture

New Directions In Contemporary Architecture

Rem Koolhaas has defined architecture as a chaotic adventure. Nothing could be more true than that of the last two decades. Never has architecture been so unbridled and so extraordinary: the architectural cast has never been so wide and their works so diverse. What though if you are new to the subject? How is it possible to make sense of this seemingly unruly architectural landscape? There are so many different types of architecture, so many designers with such varying and even contradictory approaches. This book is a much needed navigation guide for anyone interested in modern architecture. Organised chronologically, it enables you to find your way through one of the most prolific periods of building design. It looks at buildings in often contrasting styles that have been built almost simultaneously across the world with their roots in very different tendencies and schools of thought. A loose but effective framework is provided, which pulls all these multiple threads together, while key buildings are described individually with a unique clarity and precision. Aaron Betsky, Director of Cincinnati Art Museum: 'Comprehensive, coherent and cogent, Puglisi's book sorts out the messy history of the last quarter century of the world's best architecture.' Professor Iain Borden, Head, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL: 'Illuminating and insightful - a must-have read for students.' Hans Ibelings, Editor of A10 new European architecture: 'Lucid and concise'. Charles Jencks, Architecture Critic and Author: 'A compelling, comprehensive overview of the avant-garde since 1988 as it oscillates in and out of the global star system.' Bill Menking, Editor of The Architect's Newspaper: 'This is the first clear and systematic study of the culture of architecture from the "reds" of deconstruction to the sustainable "greens".'

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 2008-05-05
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : UCSC:32106019408431