An encyclopedia of modern architecture
With almost 300 entries, this architectural A to Z offers an indispensable overview of the key players in the creation of modern space.
Covering modern architecture from the 19th into the 21st century
, pioneering architects are each featured with a portrait and a concise biography, as well as a description of his or her important work.
Like a bespoke global architecture tour, this book will allow you to travel from Manhattan skyscrapers
to a Japanese
concert hall, from Antoni Gaudí
’s Palau Güell in Barcelona to Lina Bo Bardi
’s sports and leisure center on a former factory site in São Paulo. You’ll take in Gio Ponti
’s colored geometries, Zaha Hadid
’s free-flowing futurism, the luminous interiors of SANAA
, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh
’s unique blend of Scottish tradition and elegant japonisme
The book’s A to Z entries also cover groups, movements, and styles
to position these leading individual architects within broader building trends across time and geography, including International Style, Bauhaus, De Stijl
, and much more. With illustrations including some of the best architectural photography of the modern era
, this is a comprehensive resource for any architecture professional, student, or devotee.
Modern Architecture A–Z
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 9.20 lb, 672 pages