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100 Years of Architecture

100 Years of Architecture


By Alan Powers


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This unique visual history documents in pictures the most exciting and dynamic period of architecture: from the early 20th century to the present day, covering all the key movements, styles and architects, together with many lesser known but important names and buildings.

Through archival and full-color photography, plans and architectural drawings, the book illustrates the changing nature of architecture and its expansion during this period from the early developments of concrete and the steel frame, through national styles of architecture and the eruption of Modernism to the influence of science and engineering in the post-war period, the provocative arguments of Postmodernism in the 1980s, right up to today's superstars and global brands.

Written by an expert on 20th-century architecture, 100 Years of Architecture has the authority to serve both architecture students and professionals, but packed with over 300 images, it will also appeal to the general reader.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2016
ISBN: 9781780678238
Alan Powers was until recently Professor of Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich in London. He is the author of a number of books, including Modern: The Modern Movement in Britain (2005), and Eric Ravilious (2014).