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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 Book : Architecture, Modern
Author Book : William J. R. Curtis
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Release Book : 1987
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ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105011649667


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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 Book : Architecture, Modern
Author Book : William J. R. Curtis
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release Book : 1987
Download Book : 431 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSD:31822008092348


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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 Book : Architecture, Modern
Author Book : William J. R. Curtis
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Release Book : 1987
Download Book : 431 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0714824828


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Om Grundtvigskirken: s.240-41 : ill. Ark.: P.V. Jensen-Klint

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Genre Book : Architecture - 20e siècle
Author Book : William J. R. Curtis
Publisher :
Release Book : 1982
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCSC:32106008054766


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Mohamed Elshahed
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Release Book : 2020-02-11
Download Book : 407 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9774168690


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Alan Colquhoun
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Book : 2002-04-25
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780191592645


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Chilean architecture—along with that of São Paolo and Mexico City—sets a benchmark for the intersection of modernism with vernacular influences in Latin America. Culture, landscape, and the geology of this earthquake-prone region have all served as important filters for the practice of post-1950s design in Chile. This volume introduces the modern architecture of Chile to readers in the United States. Looking primarily at domestic architecture as a lens for studying the larger movement, Fernando Pérez Oyarzun considers the relationship between theory and practice in Chile. As he shows in his chapter, during the early 1950s the School of Valparaíso offered the possibility of developing experimental projects accompanied by theoretical statements. There, visual artists considered poetry the starting point of modern architecture and contributed their radically modern views to the design process of the project. Next, Rodrigo Pérez de Arce examines the material context of architecture in Chile: the availability of materials and technologies, the frequency of violent earthquakes and related seismic activity, and the nation’s craft-based, labor-intensive building practices. He applies these considerations to a series of case studies to demonstrate how they interact with cultural, historical, economic, and even political influences. In the book's final chapter, Horacio Torrent reviews the interplay between the architectonic culture and modern shapes that came into sharp focus in the 1950s in Chile. In another series of case studies, he highlights the formation of a system of concepts, thought processes, instruments, and values that have given Chilean architecture a certain singularity during the last fifty years.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Fernando Pérez Oyarzun
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release Book : 2010-03-15
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781603441353


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : William J. R. Curtis
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release Book : 1986
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015020384668


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The format of this work is richly handsome: the two-volume set contains well over1000 high-quality illustrations. This volume is concerned with the modern movement proper, from 1914to 1966.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Leonardo Benevolo
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Book : 1977
Download Book : 868 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0262520451


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