Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture - Vol. 2

Synopsis

In its extensive coverage of architecture and its multifaceted production from 1900 to 2000, the Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Architecture encompasses a far-reaching range of international architectural subjects to provide a fundamental understanding of the century's prominent architects and their buildings.

Developed from the collective expertise of an international advisory board of distinguished scholars and architects, the Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive study of architecture from all regions of the world: it profiles the century's vast chronicle of architectural achievements within and well beyond the theoretical confines of modernism. Scholars and practitioners from related design and building professions have written more than 700 cross-referenced articles that examine 20th-century materials and building technologies, planning, building types, schools and moments, critics and historians, and architectural practice and the profession in developing and developed cities, countries, and regions. In addition to a list of further readings, essays are supported with professional and historic photographs or architectural drawings and plans.

Unlike existing works in architecture, the three-volume Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Architecture examines the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions that have dispersed modern architectural types, movements and styles, and building practices across traditional boundaries, both geographic and cultural. Seeking well-informed variety, and international team of 300 writers -- architectural historians, architects, engineers, preservationists, urban historians, critics, and independent scholars -- presents a comprehensiveand critical assessment of buildings, architects, cities, and related topics of interest to provide experts and general readers alike with an integrated view of the architectural profession and the practice of architecture aro

Additional information

Volume:
  • 2
Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004