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Key Modern Architects

Key Modern Architects

Publisher Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Year 01/05/2018
Edition First
Pages 312
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
Language English
ISBN 9781474265034
Categories Individual architects & architectural firms, History of architecture
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Key Modern Architects provides an accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the work of the most significant architects of the modern era. Fifty short chapters introduce fifty key architects, from Le Corbusier to Aldo Van Eyck to Zaha Hadid, exploring their most influential buildings and developing a critique of each architect's work within a broader cultural and historical context. The selection represents the most influential architects working from 1890 to the present, those most likely to be taught on survey courses in modern architectural history, along with some lesser-known names with an equal claim to influence. Emphasis is placed on a critical and interpretative approach, allowing the student to position each architect in a cultural and intellectual context quickly and easily. Artistic, technical, social, and intellectual developments are brought to the fore - built and unbuilt projects, writings and influences. This approach brings to light the ideology behind architectural work, offering insights into each architect's working practice. - Helps students to develop a critical approach to understanding modern architectural history. - One chapter per architect - meaning chapters may be read individually as a concise resource for the study of an architect, or together as a coherent book-length history of the whole period of modern architecture. - Chapters are supported by boxed lists of each architect's most significant projects, along with suggestions for further reading as a springboard to further study and research. Combining the clarity and accessibility of a textbook with in-depth reading and a critical approach, Key Modern Architects provides an invaluable resource for both the classroom and for independent study in architectural and art history. A fine supplemental text for architecture and design students, and a welcome companion for architecture buffs. * Booklist *

Key Modern Architects

Table of contents


Louis Sullivan
Otto Wagner
Adolf Loos
Peter Behrens
Auguste Perret
Frank Lloyd Wright
Antonio Sant 'Elia
Bruno Taut
Eric Mendelsohn
Walter Gropius
Theo van Doesburg
El Lissitzky
Konstantin Melnikov
Hannes Meyer
Laszlo Moholy Nagy
Grete Schutte Lihotzky
Rudolph Schindler
Le Corbusier
Mies van Der Rohe
Hans Scharoun
Eileen Gray
Gunnar Asplund
Alvar Aalto
Oscar Niemeyer
Buckminster Fuller
Charles & Ray Eames
Louis Kahn
Aldo Van Eyck
Alison and Pter Smithson
Kenzo Tange
Lina Bo Bardi
Carlo Scarpa
James Stirling
Cedric Price
Venturi Scott Brown
Aldo Rossi
Geoffrey Bawa
Balkrishna Doshi
Richard Meier
Norman Foster
Alvaro Siza
Rem Koolhaas
Daniel Libeskind
Frank Gehry
Zaha Hadid
Tadao Ando
Herzog De Meuron
Peter Zumthor
Kengo Kuma

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