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Modern Architecture Since 1900 : 3rd Edition

Modern Architecture Since 1900

3rd Edition


Published: 27th June 1996
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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.

Prefacesp. 7
Introductionp. 11
The Idea of a Modern Architecture in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 21
Industrialization and the City: The Skyscraper as Type and Symbolp. 33
The Search for New Forms and the Problem of Ornamentp. 53
Rationalism, the Engineering Tradition and Reinforced Concretep. 73
Arts and Crafts Ideals in Britain and the U.S.A.p. 87
Responses to Mechanization: The Deutscher Werkbund and Futurismp. 99
The Architectural System of Frank Lloyd Wrightp. 113
National Myths and Classical Transformationsp. 131
Cubism, De Stijl and New Conceptions of Spacep. 149
Le Corbusier's Quest for Ideal Formp. 163
Walter Gropius, German Expressionism and the Bauhausp. 183
Architecture and Revolution in Russiap. 201
Skyscraper and Suburb: The U.S.A. Between the Warsp. 217
The Ideal Community: Alternatives to the Industrial Cityp. 241
The International Style, the Individual Talent and the Myth of Functionalismp. 257
The Image and Idea of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye at Poissyp. 275
The Continuity of Older Traditionsp. 289
Nature and the Machine: Mies Van Der Rohe, Wright and Le Corbusier in the 1930Sp. 305
The Spread of Modern Architecture to Britain and Scandinaviap. 329
Totalitarian Critiques of the Modern Movementp. 351
International, National, Regional: The Diversity of a New Traditionp. 371
Modern Architecture in the U.S.A.: Immigration and Consolidationp. 395
Form and Meaning in the Late Works of Le Corbusierp. 417
The Unite D'habitation at Marseilles as a Collective Housing Prototypep. 437
Alvar Aalto and Scandinavian Developmentsp. 453
Disjunctions and Continuities in the Europe of the 1950Sp. 471
The Process of Absorption: Latin America, Australia, Japanp. 491
On Monuments and Monumentality: Louis I. Kahnp. 513
Architecture and Anti-Architecture in Britainp. 529
Extension and Critique in the 1960Sp. 547
Modernity, Tradition and Identity in the Developing Worldp. 567
Pluralism in the 1970Sp. 589
Modern Architecture and Memory: New Perceptions of the Pastp. 617
The Universal and the Local: Landscape, Climate and Culturep. 635
Technology, Abstraction and Ideas of Naturep. 657
Conclusion: Modernity, Tradition, Authenticityp. 685
Bibliographical Notep. 690
Notesp. 693
Indexp. 720
Acknowledgementsp. 735
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ISBN: 9780714833569
ISBN-10: 0714833568
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 27th June 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 20.9  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 24.6
Edition Number: 3