Modern Architecture Since 1900

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


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 : STANFORD:36105011649667


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. 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


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


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


Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture

This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Alan Colquhoun
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2002-04-25
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780191592645


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


The Future Of Architecture Since 1889

The Future Of Architecture Since 1889

The highly acclaimed history of the architecture of the twentieth century and beyond - now in paperback Jean-Louis Cohen, one of the world's leading architectural historians, serves up a compelling account of the developments that have shaped the world in which we live today. This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radical developments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism, and critical theory.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Jean-Louis Cohen
Publisher : Phaidon Press
Release : 2016-10-03
Total Pages : 528 Pages
ISBN : 0714873195