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Architecture today. / James Steele.

By: Steele, James [autor]Publisher: London : Phaidon Press Limited, ©1997Description: 512 páginas : ilustraciones ; 30 cmContent type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 0714836176Subject(s): Arquitectura moderna -- ColombiaDDC classification: 720.092
Contents:
Ecological architecture. -- The new expressionists. -- Contemporary vernacular. -- Deconstructivism. -- Post-modernism. -- The classical revival. -- Minimalism. -- High-Tech. -- European rationalism. -- The modernist legacy. -- The new moderns. -- Populist architecture. -- Megastructures. -- The Los Angeles Avant-Garde. -- Experimentation in Japan. -- World Cities. -- Notes. -- Architects' biographies. -- Select bibliography.
Summary: With the collapse of Modernism in the 1960s, architecture has fragmented and evolved in many different directions, each driven by its own ideologies and theories. This book sets out a clear and comprehensive guide to the prominent styles and movements, tracing the work of the main protagonists of contemporary architecture.
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With the collapse of Modernism in the 1960s, architecture has fragmented and evolved in many different directions, each driven by its own ideologies and theories. This book sets out a clear and comprehensive guide to the prominent styles and movements, tracing the work of the main protagonists of contemporary architecture.

Architecture Today is divided thematically into 16 chapters, offering an incisive critique of the predominant trends, stylistic and regional, of the last 25 years. It traces the recent roots of today's architecture with sensitivity and sophistication: from the Los Angeles avant-garde and experimentation in Japan, through the stylistic upheavals of Postmodernism and Deconstructivism, to the global development of ecological architecture and the contemporary vernacular. Biographies are also included to reveal the individual history behind each of the protagonist architects featured.

Free from the jargon that often characterizes architectural criticism, Architecture Today is accessible and essential reading for all those interested in architecture, the visual arts and modern culture.

Ecological architecture. -- The new expressionists. -- Contemporary vernacular. -- Deconstructivism. -- Post-modernism. -- The classical revival. -- Minimalism. -- High-Tech. -- European rationalism. -- The modernist legacy. -- The new moderns. -- Populist architecture. -- Megastructures. -- The Los Angeles Avant-Garde. -- Experimentation in Japan. -- World Cities. -- Notes. -- Architects' biographies. -- Select bibliography.

With the collapse of Modernism in the 1960s, architecture has fragmented and evolved in many different directions, each driven by its own ideologies and theories. This book sets out a clear and comprehensive guide to the prominent styles and movements, tracing the work of the main protagonists of contemporary architecture.

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James Steele is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has written a number of books including Pierre Koenig , Los Angeles Architecture and Queen Mary , all published by Phaidon.

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