Modern Architecture: The Structures That Shaped the Modern World

Modern Architecture: The Structures That Shaped the Modern World

by JonathanGlancey (Author)

Synopsis

This is a brand new edition of the visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world. Divided into eight clear sections, each movement in architecture from 1900 to the present day is represented: Arts and Crafts, Classicism, Organic, Modernism, Postmodernism, Robotic, Cities, and Futures. Focusing on one building per page, Jonathan Glancey discusses over 440 landmark structures from those now regarded as classics of modern architecture, such as L'Institut du Monde Arab in Paris and the Sydney Opera House, to recent buildings such as the Swiss Re building in London and the Parliamentary Library in New Delhi.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
Published: 03 Mar 2008

ISBN 10: 184732049X
ISBN 13: 9781847320490

Author Bio
Jonathan Glancey is Architecture and Design Editor of The Guardian. He is an authority on architecture and design and is a frequent commentator on radio and television. His previous publications include The Story of Architecture and Carlton's The Car and The Train. He lives in London.