Modern Architecture Since 1900
by William J. R. Curtis
Editor: Phaidon Press Ltd
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Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900, it has established itself as a contemporary classic.Worldwide in the field of application, it combines a clear historical overview with the virtuoso of analysis and interpretation.Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative that provides a framework for detailed examination of the buildingsThroughout the book, the author emphasizes the person of the architect and the qualities that give remarkable buildings their lasting value.For the third edition, the text has been radically modified and expanded, incorporating many new materials and a new appreciation of regional identity and variety.Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanding the coverage of the recent world of architectureDescribed by James Ackerman of Harvard University as “infinitely more beautiful work on this field in existence”, this book presents a penetrating analysis of modern tradition and its origins, following the creative interaction between old and new that has given rise to an astonishing richness of architectural forms throughout the world and throughout the century.
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