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by Illustrated,William JR Curtis

  • ISBN: 0714821993
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Illustrated,William JR Curtis
  • Subcategory: Engineering
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; 1st UK Edition 1st Printing edition (1982)
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • FB2 size: 1813 kb
  • EPUB size: 1349 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Modern Architecture Since 1900 book.

Modern Architecture Since 1900 book.

Modern Architecture Since 1900 by William J R Curtis. Curtis has produced over a dozen monographic studies on contemporary architects with El Croquis (Madrid). His best known books include: the best-selling Modern Architecture Since 1900 (Phaidon 1982; second ed. 1987; fully revised third ed. 1996), and Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms (Phaidon 1996).

Modern architecture since 1900. The formative strands of modern architecture - The crystallization of modern architecture between the wars - Transformation and dissemination after 1940. Extremely narrow margins. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

William Curtis has won worldwide acclaim for his architectural writing. His books include Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms and Denys Lasdun, both published by Phaidon.

Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary . Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value

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. Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value.

William J. R. Curtis (born 21 March 1948, in Birchington, Kent, England) is an architectural historian whose writings have focused on twentieth century architecture. Curtis seems particularly interested in broadening the "canon" to include a wider range of architects working across the world. Curtis was educated at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (First Class Honors, 1970), and Harvard University (P.

Author William Jr Curtis. Publication Year 1996. Publisher Phaidon Press.

Modern Architecture was evolved less than a century ago to reconcile an idealized vision of society with the force of the industrial revolution.
Reviews about Modern Architecture since 1900 (7):
Dishadel
Purchased this for a history of architecture class and actually enjoyed reading it. It is very well written and in a language that is easy to read. I had previously had it on my wish list and I'm happy to say that it truly is a good read. It's a bit on the clunky side, but that can be easily overlooked.
Whitegrove
This is the best survey/textbook level treatment of any subject that I have ever seen. Curtis strikes a great balance between writing a good general survey and having a strong point of view. It makes me hope for a new edition just to have the author’s take on more recent developments. The truly global coverage, the choice of illustrations, the connections drawn across works and eras, it’s just ridiculously good and far better than anything else available. Curtis has more than encyclopedic knowledge; he “gets” architecture. He doesn’t seem able to write anything pedestrian or uninteresting. Buy this if you’re interested at all in architecture or buy it for someone who is.
Cetnan
Needed this for class. It’s a huge book and goes in depth on the building we look through in class. Lots of visuals and LOTS of words.
Nakora
arrived quickly and exactly as described. this book is one of the few text books that I could read with gusto and enjoyed learning what it had to say
Ynonno
This book is incredible. It is the most definitive statement on Modern Architecture out there. It seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of modernist construction and aesthetic without oversimplifying or categorizing the work of individual artist/architects and specific locales into sweeping, generalizable trends. It fully succeeds. Curtis is balanced and nuanced in his critical analysis of the buildings presented. His dense prose is intelligent and insightful. The photographs are beautifully composed and complement the text. I highly recommend this book.
Slowly writer
Includes most major buildings built since 1900. Does not go very in depth on a lot of them but it is a huge amount of time to cover to do so. Perfect for a brief overview
FailCrew
the 'modern' bible .. and a fine presentation too. This is a history lesson and a handy reference. Architects, artists and Modern Historians should own a copy.
If you've ever wanted to know the difference between Art Nouveau and Modernism (for example) this book will help you understand it, and provide you with notable examples of each. And many, many more of the styles and -isms of the last 100 years.

Yes, I read every page. Carefully. Sometime soon I will do it again.

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