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Architecture in the Twentieth Century

by Peter Gossel, Gabriele Leuthauser
 

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The must-have architecture manual: A century of great buildings and their creators

This is the be-all-end-all reference work for architecture in the 20th century. From Frank Lloyd Wright to Antoni Gaudí to Frank O. Gehry to Shigeru Ban and all the best stuff in between, it’s all here. The chronologically

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The must-have architecture manual: A century of great buildings and their creators

This is the be-all-end-all reference work for architecture in the 20th century. From Frank Lloyd Wright to Antoni Gaudí to Frank O. Gehry to Shigeru Ban and all the best stuff in between, it’s all here. The chronologically organized chapters put it all into perspective, illustrated by hundreds of large-format photos as well as a plenitude of drawings and floor plans. The biographical appendix covers all of the century’s greatest architects, including today’s new talents. An indispensable reference work and an absolute must for all lovers of architecture!

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After several pages of prologue summing up 18th century highlights<-->especially the rise in importance of geometry<-->some forty pages cover 1784-1916, focusing on the heavily fenestrated high-rises of the Chicago School and the iron and glass pavilions of Europe. The chapter spanning 1892-1925 concentrates on the many disputes over the trajectory of modernism: Nieuwe Kunst, Stile Liberty, Jugendstil, and Art Nouveau, all arguing the direction that the boom of prisons, hospitals, schools, town halls, and other institutional buildings would take. Three more time divisions follow and a concise compendium of architect biographies ends the volume. Along with an array of great pictures (par for Taschen), G<:o>ssel and Leuth<:a>user<-->both active in the private sector<-->add a strong prose style attentive to debates among architects and the socioeconomic stage on which architects act. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836541183
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
12/15/2012
Series:
25 Series
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet 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.

Gabriele Leuthäuser worked as a scholarly associate at Centrum Industriekultur Nürnberg until 1984. She worked as a freelance consultant advising on exhibitions, museums, and industrial enterprises until her death in 2013.

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