Modern Architecture Since 1900

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 examiSince 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.
Modern Architecture Since Since its first publication in Modern Architecture Since has become established as a contemporary classic Worldwide in scope it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis a

  • Title: Modern Architecture Since 1900
  • Author: William J.R. Curtis
  • ISBN: 9780714833569
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Modern Architecture Since 1900”

    1. My brother thinks I'm a complete nerd for reading a 700-page textbook for pleasure. But I wanted to learn more about modern architecture and my search for the perfect book on the subject brought me to this tome. If you're interested in 20th century architecture, this book is a great place to start. The development of architectural styles is traced, and several architects (Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn) and major works (Unite d'Habitation, National Assembly Build [...]

    2. This is one of my husband's architecture textbooks that I snatched away from him and read. I loved learning more about architecture, specifically modern architecture. How can anyone read this and still want a cookie cutter mini McMansion?

    3. I believe this to be the most comprehensive of tomes covering "Modern Architecture." More so than the "critical" Frampton, socialist Benevolo, and the neo-Marxist-nihilist- whatever-the-Hell Tafuri and Dal Co, Curtis simply writes about the buildings, thus purging out all but the most relevant social/economical/political aspects that may have strongly influenced a building or movement. Something like Clement Greenburg's approach to art, he mainly evaluates a building on it's own merits as "archi [...]

    4. First ever book I've read on architecture. It was much more engaging than I expected. These people are true artists. Many were painters etc. before they chose architecture as a mode of expression. If you want to know the history of modern art through architecture or art in general, this book delivers. I learned so much and was truly inspired. Highly recommended.

    5. A new way (for me, at least) to see, incorporate, the constructed world. With no patience for pastiche, this is an almost religious treatise on how to live a quality life, as expressed by walls and planes and vistas. I love my little bungalow more than ever, even though it would never make it into a 'textbook' of this sort (compellingly readable, even so)And, I kind of want to go to Tunisia.

    6. excellent and concise survey of modern architecture, with the particular advantage that it offers a more global view than most books of this type. it sits on my desk and gets used more than one would think.

    7. amazed that I had not put this on- to the extent I know modern architecture, this is a key work, this is more summary than schools of works, and truly found the earlier years around the world wars more engaging, certainly reminds me of my youthful desire to be an architect, this and my mother's father being one and, once when very young, looking at an old engineering magazine article he had, about Utzon's Sydney Opera House

    8. This is a great book for people interested in architecture. Its a long and dense book that treats the subject well.I didn't give it 5 stars because I think many times the author forgets that the book is made for the public to read, and write long sentences that sound fancy but have little to convey. Also I will prefer some more images as many times the text talks about specific details of the buildings that are hard to visualize.

    9. The absolute bible for any BA architecture student. Gives you a base required knowledge of all the great Modernists of design.

    10. Decent survey of modern architecture, more of a scholarly text than I was looking for. Black and white pictures in my edition.

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