New Spirit in Architecture

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While the book does not attempt to be comprehensive, it touches on both known and relatively unknown architects, offering a wide sampling of significant directions, interests, and lines of influence. It is an indispensable guide to architecture in the wake of the postmodern period.
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Overview

While the book does not attempt to be comprehensive, it touches on both known and relatively unknown architects, offering a wide sampling of significant directions, interests, and lines of influence. It is an indispensable guide to architecture in the wake of the postmodern period.
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This survey showcases the work of 41 international designers whose work, the authors assure us, represents the ``cutting edge'' of architecture today. The selected examples by Gehry, Starck, Morphosis, Ito, and others are alternately complex and charming, wacky and wonderful. Some look like the product of major air disasters; others appear more like sculpture. Unbuilt projects--of which there are many--are represented by impressionistic drawings, renderings, and models. Unfortunately, the text provides minimal information on the architects represented and little in the way of specifics about the buildings themselves. The end result is somewhat disconcerting and unsatisfying: the reader is given only a murky glimpse into the future of modern architecture rather than a clear view.-- H. Ward Jandl, National Park Svce., Washington, D.C.
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A thoroughly illustrated international survey of contemporary architects whose work is on the cutting edge of design. The work of 40 architects or firms within this international avant garde (from England, Germany, Austria, Japan, and the US, among other countries) is presented individually, with a critical analysis by the authors and numerous illustrations. the introduction gives an overview, placing their architecture in a larger context of geographical and historical developments. 91/4x121/4". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847812646
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 6/1/1991
  • Pages: 208

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