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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
Publisher :
Release Book : 1987
Download Book : 431 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105011649667


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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
Publisher :
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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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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DIV Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details—overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The Architecture Reference & Specification Book contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable—and most requested—types of architectural information. /div

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Julia McMorrough
Publisher : Rockport Publishers
Release Book : 2013-08-01
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781610587815


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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


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Colin Rowe
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Book : 1982
Download Book : 223 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0262680378


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Things fall apart. But in his innovative, wide-ranging, and well-illustrated book, Daniel Abramson investigates the American definition of what falling apart entails. We build new buildings partly in response to demand, but even more because we believe that existing buildings are slowly becoming obsolete and need to be replaced. Abramson shows that our idea of obsolescence is a product of our tax code, which was shaped by lobbying from building interests who benefit from the idea that buildings depreciate and need to be replaced. The belief in depreciation is not held worldwide which helps explain why preservation movements struggle more in America than elsewhere. Abramson s tour of our idea of obsolescence culminates in an assessment of recent tropes of sustainability, which struggle to cultivate the idea that the greenest building is the one that already exists."

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Daniel M. Abramson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Book : 2016-02-12
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780226313450