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Modern Architecture A-Z (Go)

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The A-Z of modern architecture: An unprecedented architecture encyclopedia
 
Unlike most architecture encyclopedias, which tend to concentrate more on buildings and floor plans than on their designers, this tome puts the architects in the spotlight, profiling individuals so that readers can get a clear overview of their bodies of work.

With more than 270 entries, the book covers not only architects but also groups, movements, and styles from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Each architect's entry features a portrait and short biography as well as a description of important works, historical context, and general approach. The lavish illustrations include examples of the best architectural photography in the modern era.

The selected works in this two-volume edition form an overview of the modern movement, providing a context for modern architecture in today's world. Modern Architecture A-Z is a comprehensive resource that no architecture professional, fan, or student should be without.

Synopsis:

Unlike most architecture encyclopedias, which tend to concentrate more on buildings and floor plans than their designers, this tome puts the architects in the spotlight, profiling individuals so that readers can get a clear overview of their bodies of work. Each architect’s entry features a portrait, quote, and short biography as well as a description of important works, historical context, and general approach; illustrations include numerous drawings, photographs, and floor plans. The book’s A to Z entries cover not only architects but also groups, movements, and styles from the 18th to the 21st centuries. With 600 entries and 5,200 illustrations, The A–Z of Modern Architecture is a comprehensive resource that  no architecture professional, fan, or student should be without.

About the Author

Peter Gössel runs an agency for museum and exhibition design. For TASCHEN he published monographs on Julius Shulman, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner and Richard Neutra as well as several titles in the Basic Architecture Series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836521321
Author:
Gossel, Peter
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Go
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9.75 x 2.5 in 10 lb

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Unlike most architecture encyclopedias, which tend to concentrate more on buildings and floor plans than their designers, this tome puts the architects in the spotlight, profiling individuals so that readers can get a clear overview of their bodies of work. Each architect’s entry features a portrait, quote, and short biography as well as a description of important works, historical context, and general approach; illustrations include numerous drawings, photographs, and floor plans. The book’s A to Z entries cover not only architects but also groups, movements, and styles from the 18th to the 21st centuries. With 600 entries and 5,200 illustrations, The A–Z of Modern Architecture is a comprehensive resource that  no architecture professional, fan, or student should be without.

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