In Modern Architecture, prominent historian Vincent Scully, traces the major developments in 20th Century architecture. With sharp insight, Scully examines architecture's evolution, historical context, and its meaning in modern life.
From Louis Sullivan's first successful attempts to give steel construction its own form and expression, to city planning, contemporary megastructures, public housing, and the Mobile Home, Vincent Scully examines the significant aspects of modern architecture. Applying his considerable talents as a passionate and engaging writer and thinker, Scully explores the most important figures and developments in architecture during this period: Art Nouveau in Europe, Gropius and the Bauhaus, and Russian Constructivism, as well as the contributions of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Louis I. Khan, and Robert Venturi. 190 b/w illustrations.
Vincent Scully has been widely honored as one of the most gifted historians and critics of architecture. He is Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Miami. Other publications includeThe Shingle Style Today(2003) andFrank Lloyd Wright(1960).