A fascinating overview of the key buildings and most influential architects of the 20 the Century. The 20 the century witnessed some of the most exciting and innovative architecture the world has ever seen. New materials, rapidly evolving technology and progressive theories and techniques all
A fascinating overview of the key buildings and most influential architects of the 20 the Century. The 20 the century witnessed some of the most exciting and innovative architecture the world has ever seen. New materials, rapidly evolving technology and progressive theories and techniques all resulted in radical new designs and striking buildings . 20 the Century Architecture provides a fascinating overview of these landmark buildings and the architects who created them. Beginning with an essay on the development of architecture across the century it goes on to focus on key buildings from around the world. Each building is covered in a double page spread featuring striking photographs, sample plans and full text descriptions. Each description provides details of the location, history of construction, key influences on design and function and artistic style of the building. Features 148 buildings including: Empire State Building, New York Guggenheim Museums, New York and Bilbao Best Product Supermarkets, Houston and Sacramento Yale University Hockey Field Tate Modern Museum, London Pompidou Centre, Paris Santa Maria Cathedral, Tokyo Opera House, Sydney Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong It concludes with an index of the most important and influential architects of the 20 the century including Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank O. Gehry, Norman Foster, Le Corbusier and many others. Beautifully produced with attractive four color pictures throughout Portable and accessible double page spread per topic makes this an ideal book to use in the field. Provides a wealth of information about some of the most striking buildings in existence. Provides a fascinating overview of the development of architecture across the 20 the century. Accessible price point for the consumer market.
- Binding: Paperback
- Language of Text: English
- Publication Year: 2003
- Number of Pages: 354
- ISBN: 9780470858783
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.5 x 20.1 cm