The Story of Modern Architecture

The Story of Modern Architecture

Of the 20th Centuury
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Language: English
Layout: more than 250 illustrations, four-color throughout, hardcover
Pages: 120
Size: 23 x 29,5 cm/11,75 x 8,25 inches

Price: 7,95 €
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ISBN: 978-3-8480-0562-8
This volume retraces the story and development of modern architecture from the early 20th Century to our days, with numerous illustrations and excursuses about major architects, theoricians and movements. An ideal textbook for students and for anyone interested to know more about modern architecture.
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Table of Contents

Architecture at the Turn of the Century
The Roots in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Art Nouveau
Adolf Loos
Frank Lloyd Wright

The First Moderns
Modernization and Industrialization
Neoclassicism
Peter Behrens
Expressionism
Cubism
Futurism

The International Style
Architecture after the War
The Bauhaus
Constructivism
Rationalism versus Neoclassicism
New Building in Germany
Town Planning in the 20th Century

American Architecture
Land Speculation and Architectural Engineering
Europe meets USA
Art Deco

Architecture and Power
The Rule of Force

The Globalization of Modern Architecture
Visions of a City Architecture
The Bauhaus Tradition in the United States
Mies van der Rohe
Reactions
Architecture as Sculpture
Le Corbusier
The New City
Town Planning in the 20th Century

Vision and Reality
Socialism versus Capitalism
Brutalism
Expression in Concrete
Louis I. Kahn
Alvar Aalto
Approaches to History
The Glass Office

High-Tech and Post-Modernism
High-Tech Architecture
De-Architecture
Post-modernism
Kenzo Tange

Crossing Boundaries
Cultures of Experience and Consumerism
Deconstruction
Rationalist Tradition in Italy
Sir James Stirling
The Tessin School
Japan

A Forward Glance
Contemporary but Eternal
Architecture in the Virtual Age
The Aesthetics of Simplicity
Sculpture and Architecture
Architecture in the 21st Century

The First Decade
A New Millennium
Constructed Icons
Concentration
Power of the Regions
Sustainability
Social Architecture

Glossary of Terms
Index of Names
Illustrations

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