Why You Can Build It Like That

Why You Can Build It Like That

Modern Architecture Explained

Book - 2015
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Examines buildings from the past half century or so that pushed the boundaries of what was architecturally acceptable when they were built. 100 striking international examples of modern architecture are categorized into thematic chapters that reflect form as well as society. Zukowsky explores the history of these buildings and their makers, presenting relevant biographical factors and socio-cultural influences that impacted on the distinctive designs. The book includes the works of heroic early modernist architects such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright, alongside long-established architectural firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It also features mavericks of the past and present Bruce Goff, Shin Takamatsu and Shigeru Ban and singular architectural wonders that reflect their own times. Readers will find out why all the featured buildings look the way they do, and why they were created when and where they were. Zukowskys original text unravels the rich and complex stories that exist behind the design of some of the worlds more unconventional monuments, revealing exactly why each building is one of a kind.
Publisher: London :, Thames & Hudson,, 2015
Description: 224 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780500291788
Branch Call Number: 724.7 Zuk


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Sep 12, 2017

I found this book to be a muddle. Often the main photograph seemed to lack a caption so the reader was unable to identify the building. The thumbnail description of an architect's style and major projects might be unrelated to the adjacent prominent photo. Finally, too much was packed too tightly onto small, glossy pages of small type.

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