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Author Steele, James, 1943-

Title Architecture today / James Steele
Published London : Phaidon, 1997


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Description 512 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm x 26 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
Summary 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 century, and explores contemporary styles and movements theme by theme. The work of architects from all over the world is analysed, and their most original, influential and challenging works are illustrated, indicating the radical changes that have occurred in architecture in the last forty years. Architecture Today's accessible tone will make this book essential reading for all those who are interested in architecture, in the visual arts and in contemporary culture
Analysis Architecture, Modern
Notes "This book started as a series of lectures entitled Contemporary issues in architecture at King Faisal University ... in 1980 [and] given in similar format at several institutions over 37 consecutive terms ever since"--P. 511
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 500-501)
Notes Text is Persian (Farsi)
Subject Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern.
Eclecticism in architecture.
International style (Architecture)
LC no. 98179099
ISBN 0714836176