At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture

At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture

by Richard Koshalek, Elizabeth A. T. Smith, Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Celik Zeynep
     
 

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A comprehensive and up-to-date survey of 20th century architecture, this volume presents a global perspective on the significant works, architects, ideas, and directions of the past 100 years. 316 illustrations, 148 in color.

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A comprehensive and up-to-date survey of 20th century architecture, this volume presents a global perspective on the significant works, architects, ideas, and directions of the past 100 years. 316 illustrations, 148 in color.

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Library Journal
This thick catalog presents seven thematic essays by leading scholars and commentators on 20th-century architecture, covering such topics as Latin America, Japan, urbanism, regionalism, and "The Exhibitionist House." The essays vary in usefulness and value, from Beatriz Colomina's pungent commentaries on modern housing prototypes presented at international exhibitions to Anthony Vidler's highly abstract treatment of the space-time continuum. The authors have taken pains to include as much regionalist material as possible; indeed, the character of modern architecture morphs from internationalism into regionalism under the impact of this fair-sized volume. The result is a more politically correct treatment of modern architecture. The catalog accompanies an exhibition of the same name that will appear at leading museums around the world over the next two years, but the text will limit the book's appeal to serious readers.--Peter S. Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810919860
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.25(h) x 1.50(d)

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