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Architecture today

Author: James Steele
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an attempt to make sense of the pluralistic nature of contemporary architecture, by offering an incisive yet accessible critique of the world's most prominent architectural movements and trends. Free of the jargon that all too frequently characterizes some of the contemporary writing on architecture, Architecture Today briefly examines the background to the architecture of the latter half of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Steele
ISBN: 0714836176 9780714836171 0714840971 9780714840970
OCLC Number: 38104024
Notes: "This book started as a series of lectures entitled Contemporary issues in architecture at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia, begun in 1980, given in similar format at several institutions over 37 consecutive terms ever since"--Page 511.
Description: 512 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Ecological architecture --
The new expressionists --
Contemporary vernacular --
Deconstructivism --
Post-modernism --
The classical revival --
Minimalism --
High-tech --
European rationalism --
The modernist legacy --
World cities --
Experimentation in Japan --
The Los Angeles avant-garde --
Megastructures --
Populist architecture --
The new moderns.
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