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A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins. Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic. Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value.For the third edition, the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety. Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanded coverage of recent world architecture.Described by James Ackerman of Harvard University as "immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence", this book presents a penetrating analysis of the modern tradition and its origins, tracing the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms across the world and throughout the century.

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Genre: Architecture, Modern
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 1987
File: 431 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSD:31822008092348

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First published in 1982, Curtis's book has quickly achieved recognition as the standard work on the subject, providing a lucid and accurate overview of modern architecture and a balanced critique of its achievements. This second edition includes a new chapter on recent world architecture.

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Genre: Architecture, Modern
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publisher:
Release: 1987
File: 431 Pages
ISBN-13: 0714824828

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Om Grundtvigskirken: s.240-41 : ill. Ark.: P.V. Jensen-Klint

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Genre: Architecture - 20e siècle
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publisher:
Release: 1982
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106008054766

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This book on 20th-century architecture places the emphasis on individual architects, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value. It also provides treatment of technical, economic, social and intellectual developments, incorporating new knowledge and research. It places a greater emphasis on regional identity and variety, and this edition includes three new chapters on recent developments, and considerably more illustrations than the previous edition.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publisher:
Release: 1996
File: 736 Pages
ISBN-13: 0132322730

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The city of a thousand minarets is also the city of eclectic modern constructions, turn-of-the-century revivalism and romanticism, concrete expressionism, and modernist design. Yet while much has been published on Cairo's ancient, medieval, and early-modern architectural heritage, the city's modern architecture has to date not received the attention it deserves. Cairo since 1900: An Architectural Guide is the first comprehensive architectural guide to the constructions that have shaped and continue to shape the Egyptian capital since the early twentieth century. From the sleek apartment tower for Inji Zada in Ghamra designed by Antoine Selim Nahas in 1937, to the city's many examples of experimental church architecture, and visible landmarks such as the Mugamma and Arab League buildings, Cairo is home to a rich store of modernist building styles. Arranged by geographical area, the guide includes entries for more than 220 buildings and sites of note, each entry consisting of concise, explanatory text describing the building and its significance accompanied by photographs, drawings, and maps. This pocket-sized volume is an ideal companion for the city's visitors and residents as well as an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Cairo's architecture and urban history.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Mohamed Elshahed
Publisher:
Release: 2020-02-11
File: 407 Pages
ISBN-13: 9774168690

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This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Alan Colquhoun
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release: 2002-04-25
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191592645

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Analyzes newly-released archival material to examine the architect's projects as they relate to his philosophy of life, his social visions, and his cultural milieu

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Genre: Architecture
Author: William J. R. Curtis
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Release: 1986
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015020384668

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Lucius Burckhardt
Publisher:
Release: 1969
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:611784325

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This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. The first section provides a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Dr Elie G Haddad
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release: 2014-03-28
File: 530 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472429377

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Preface by Kenneth Frampton Winner of the 1985 Architectural Critics Award for the best book published on architectural criticism over the past three years. Since the early 1950s, Alan Colquhoun's criticism and theory have acted as a conscience to a generation of architects. His rigor and conceptual clarity have consistently stimulated debate and have served as an impetus for the pursuit of new directions in both theory and practice. This collection of 17 of his essays marks a watershed in the development of architectural thinking over the past three decades, comprising a virtual "theory of Modernism" in architecture. In his earliest essays, Colquhoun concentrated on themes that for him comprised the modernist attitude in architecture - language, typology, and the structure of form. His stance since then has consistently been to try to relate these issues to current practice and to analyze the nature of architectural expression in relation to culture. Alan Colquhoun divides his time between England, where is is a principal in the firm of Colquhoun & Miller, and the United States, where he is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. An Oppositions Book.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Alan Colquhoun
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press
Release: 1985
File: 215 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X001504283

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