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Covers 50 of the world's most influential architects Discusses 10 of the major movements in architecture and their place in history Very accessible text Handy, appealing format Good price
Pre-20th Century - including Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Palladio, Inigo Jones, Francesco Borromini, Christopher Wren, Robert Adam, Karl Friederich Schinkel and George Hausmann. Early 20th Century - including CFA Voysey, Green and Green, Victor Horta, Henri van de Velde, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Joseph Hoffmann and Antoni Gaudi. Modernism - including Adolf Loos, Otto Wagner, Louis H Sullivan, Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, JJP Oud, Marcel Breuer, Berthold Lubetkin and Philip Johnson. Mid-century modern - including Gio Ponti, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Oscar Niemeyer, Kenzo Tange, Jorn Utzon, Eero Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Charles Eames and Richard Meier. Postmodern, high-tech, contemporary - including Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Kisho Kurokawa, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi, Michael Graves, Toyo Ito, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhas, Zaha Hadid and Herzog & De Meuron. Also sections on: Classical architecture Urban planning The industrial revolution Garden suburbs High rise buildings and skyscrapers Modernism Social housing Reinforced concrete Postmodernism Sustainable architecture
Based in Los Angeles, Alissa Walker is the assistant editor for the Architect's Newspaper and associate producer for the public radio show: 'DnA: Design and Architecture'. From 2006-08, she edited the design blog UnBeige, named by Newsweek as one of 12 design and architecture sites that 'define cool'. She now runs the site Gelatobaby, which chronicles her travels through the design industry. She is the author of City Walks Architecture: New York City to be published in Autumn 2009.
'Very handy source book that provides a useful overview of recent and contemporary architectural trends...concise and light it is perfect to take on board for a business trip yet still manages to weigh in on some very controversial and recent topics...' In Design (June 2010)