Cohen provides not just a survey of architecture in the form of buildings and projects, but a sweeping history encompassing the ideas that have shaped the architectural achievements of the past century." - Architectural Record"
This 5o0-plus-page tome charts the saga of 20th-century architecture, serving it up in bite-sized, thematic chapters liberally sprinkled with illustrations (many in color) and seasoned with discussions of lesser-known works and designers." - Library Journal, starred review"
Written in French, translated into English, and impeccably edited by Joan Ockman, this is an exceptional, erudite text. . ." - Kenneth Frampton for The Architect's Newspaper"
A stimulating thematic approach. . .to contextualize the blockbuster buildings we know and love." - Architectural Digest"
The eminent architectural historian. . .joins an academic perspective with a narrative voice that replaces industry jargon with a fascinating account. His global viewpoint is rare in this kind of work. . ." - Cool Hunting"
A comprehensive, cross-cultural history of the modern building. . ." - ELLE Decor"
Few architectural historians are as lucid and insightful as Jean-Louis Cohen, and this magisterial survey distills his encyclopedic knowledge of the highways and byways of modernism. . .This is a must-have for architects, students, and anyone who cares about the environment." - Form