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ISBN13: 9780714833569
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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. Almost every chapter has been expanded and updated, and seven chapters are entirely new, including the whole of Part Four, which covers 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, and traces the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms throughout the century.

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Now established as the standard work on 20th-century architecture, this text combines a general outline of the growth of a modern tradition with analysis and interpretation of individual buildings. The author blends practical, aesthetic, and social dimensions while emphasizing the formal and symbolic aspects of the art. Three of seven new chapters are included at the end of a section on recent world developments, placing contemporary architecture in a historical and cultural perspective.
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Since its first publication in 1985, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, the book combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Throughout the book, the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value. The third edition incorporates much new knowledge and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. c.650 illustrations, 300 in color.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 693-719) and index.

About the Author

William Curtis has won worldwide acclaim for his architectural writing. His books include Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms and Denys Lasdun, both published by Phaidon.

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chic brown, November 26, 2006 (view all comments by chic brown)
this book is verry useful for student to know the most important mdern architecte and the reflection of them creations in the presente an d the futur.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780714833569
Author:
Curtis, William J R
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Author:
Curtis, William J. R.
Location:
London :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Architecture - Specific Styles
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
3rd ed., Rev., expanded, and redesigned.
Series Volume:
96-4162
Publication Date:
19960627
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
9.56x8.28x1.58 in. 4.55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Since its first publication in 1985, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, the book combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Throughout the book, the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value. The third edition incorporates much new knowledge and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. c.650 illustrations, 300 in color.
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