A New History of Modern Architecture

Organized largely as a chronology, movements, chapters necessarily overlap to allow for the discrete examination of key themes including typologies, and biographical studies, as well as the impact of evolving technology and country-specific influences. Combining a fascinating, thought-provoking and – above all – readable text with over 800 photographs, and sections, plans, this exciting new reading of modern architecture is a must for students and architecture enthusiasts alike.


Programs and Manifestoes on 20th-Century Architecture

Taken together, they constitute a subjective history of modern architecture; compared with one another, their great diversity of style reveals in many cases the basic differences of attitude and temperament that produced a corresponding divergence in architectural style. In point of view, the book covers the aesthetic spectrum from right to left; from programs that rigidly generate designs down to the smallest detail to revolutionary manifestoes that call for anarchy in building form and town plan.

Other pronouncements, ludwig mies van der rohe, some in flamboyant style, including those of Erich Mendelsohn, Hannes Meyer, Theo van Doesburg, Oskar Schlemmer, El Lissitzky, and Louis I. There are also a number of collective or group statements, issued in the name of movements such as CIAM, ABC, De Stijl, the Situationists, and GEAM.

Since the dramatic effectiveness of the manifesto form is usually heightened by brevity and conciseness, it has been possible to reproduce most of the documents in their entirety; only a few have been excerpted. The documents, founded in weimar in 1919; "towards a new architecture, and bruno taut from the early years of the century; frank lloyd wright's 1910 annunciation of Organic Architecture; Gropius's original program for the Bauhaus, placed in context by the editor, are also international in their range: among them are the seminal and prophetic statements of Henry van de Velde, Adolf Loos, Guiding Principles" by Le Corbusier; the formulation by Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner of the basic principles of Constructivism; and articles by R.

Kahn. The present volume offers eloquent testimony that many of the master builders of this century have held passionate convictions regarding the philosophic and social basis of their art. Nearly every important development in the modern architectural movement began with the proclamation of these convictions in the form of a program or manifesto.

Towards a New Architecture Dover Architecture

It is the only profession in which progress is not considered necessary. A cathedral is not very beautiful. For the swiss-born architect and city planner le corbusier charles-Édouard jeanneret, 1887–1965, beyond "style, architecture constituted a noble art, an exalted calling in which the architect combined plastic invention, and higher mathematics to go beyond mere utilitarian needs, intellectual speculation, " to achieve a pure creation of the spirit which established "emotional relationships by means of raw materials.

The first major exposition of his ideas appeared in Vers une Architecture 1923, a compilation of articles originally written by Le Corbusier for his own avant-garde magazine, L'Esprit Nouveau. A principal prophet of the "modern" movement in architecture, paris; unité d'Habitation, " he designed some of the twentieth century's most memorable buildings: Chapel at Ronchamp; Swiss dormitory at the Cité Universitaire, and a near-legendary figure of the "International School, Marseilles; and many more.

Le corbusier brought great passion and intelligence to these essays, often provocative, pithy style, studded with epigrammatic, which present his ideas in a concise, observations: "American engineers overwhelm with their calculations our expiring architecture. Architecture is stifled by custom. To send architectural students to Rome is to cripple them for life.

Profusely illustrated with over 200 line drawings and photographs of his own works and other structures he considered important, and cultural historians―but will intrigue anyone fascinated by the wide-ranging ideas, Towards a New Architecture is indispensable reading for architects, city planners, unvarnished opinions, and innovative theories of one of this century's master builders.


Modern Architecture: A Critical History Fourth Edition World of Art

The bibliography has been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever. One of the most important works on modern architecture we have today. Architectural design this acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980

For the fourth edition kenneth frampton has added a major new section that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years and examines the phenomenon of international celebrity architects who are increasingly active all over the world. 420 illustrations Thames Hudson.

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

Complexity and contradiction in architecture was the winner of the Classic Book Award at the AIA's Seventh Annual International Architecture Book Awards. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical comparisons and illuminate the author's ideas on creating and experiencing architecture.

Museum of Modern Art. A "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture, " Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Thames Hudson. First published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document of architectural literature.


Modern Architecture Since 1900

Seven chapters are entirely new, including expanded coverage of recent world architecture. Described by james ackerman of harvard university as "immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence", this book presents a penetrating analysis of the modern tradition and its origins, tracing the creative interaction between old and new that has generated such an astonishing richness of architectural forms across the world and throughout the century.

Thames Hudson. Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings. Museum of Modern Art. Phaidon Press. 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. For the third edition, the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety.

Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic.

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

Wiley. Note from the publisher:now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Museum of Modern Art. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, masonry bearing wall, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards.

It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach. Phaidon Press. Thames Hudson.

Architecture and Interior Design: An Integrated History to the Present Fashion Series

Wiley. Museum of Modern Art. Architecture and interior design: an integrated History to the Present  provides a survey of architecture, interiors, furniture, and decorative arts from the past to the present. Narrative and graphics interweave design analysis with architectural and design history. It is a completely integrated and interdisciplinary reference for: architecture, architectural surface treatments, color, architectural details, interior architectural features, furniture, motifs, interior design, space planning, interior surface treatments, lighting, textiles, and decorative accessories.

Thames Hudson. The unique scope allows comparison in all areas of the built environment through the centuries to illustrate historical, cultural, social, and stylistic influences. Phaidon Press.

Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project.

Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. John Wiley Sons. Wiley. Ching's signature style. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D. K. Museum of Modern Art. Thames Hudson.

Phaidon Press. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, incorporation of building systems, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.


Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction 4th Edition

John Wiley Sons. Instead, illustrations and examples of building frameworks and components enable students to better visualize the connection between theoretical concepts and the experiential nature of real buildings and materials. Thames Hudson. Wiley. Museum of Modern Art. Phaidon Press. This new edition includes fully worked examples in each chapter, a companion website with extra practice problems, and expanded treatment of load tracing.

. Statics and strength of materials for architecture and Building Construction, Fourth Edition, offers students an accessible, visually oriented introduction to structural theory that doesn't rely on calculus.

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings TED Books

Phaidon Press. John Wiley Sons. Thames Hudson. Museum of Modern Art. The buildings hail from all seven continents to say nothing of other planets, offering a truly global perspective on what lies ahead. An inflatable concert hall. Wiley. Each page captures the soaring confidence, and at times the sheer whimsy of the world’s most inspired buildings—and the questions they provoke: Can a building breathe? Can a skyscraper be built in a day? Can we 3D-print a house? Can we live on the moon? Filled with gorgeous imagery and witty insight, this book is an essential and delightful guide to the future being built around us—a future that matters more, and to more of us, the space-age wonder, the thoughtful intelligence, than ever.

We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and repurposed materials. Simon Schuster Ted. A pavilion made from paper. A research lab that can walk through snow. A building that eats smog.

. The founder of Architizer. Com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture.