Celebrating the very fabric of the modern age, Twentieth-Century Architecture is an indispensable, comprehensive and lavishly illustrated guide to the great buildings and structures of the past hundred years. Architecture affects us all and is evident in every aspect of our lives. From the homes we live in to the offices we work in; from industrial complexes to our places of recreation; from follies to our imagined futures and form the great termini to zoos-every key building of the modern age is featured in this book.
Twentieth-Century Architecture explores the roots of modern architecture, explaining how history and the rapidly changing social and political conditions of modern times have affected the built environment. What, for example, was the role of Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia and Fascist Italy in the story of the century` s building? The book also discusses the innovations and inventions that have permeated modern buildings and structures and the way that the traditions of the past have imbued the modern craft of architecture.
Containing nearly 400 outstanding images, this jargon-free book is an accessible yet authoritative guide to a century of ground-breaking global architecture.