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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810906058, Hardcover)Twentieth-Century Architecture presents a meticulously detailed account of the many architectural orientations of the last 100 years. Taking a pluralistic approach toward the subject, the book moves beyond modernism and explores a broad spectrum of styles, several of which have been previously marginalized or ignored. The analysis, by scholar Dennis P. Doordan, is both exciting and, at the dawn of this new century, opportune. Organized by theme - Domestic Space, Political Architecture, Organic Form, Women in Architecture - and building type - department stores, skyscrapers, railroad stations, cinemas - the material structured in accessible "critical sets": groupings of examples that reveal different resolutions to common design challenges. Discursive captions accompany the illustrations, which include hundreds of diagrams, blueprints, and color photographs; a timeline tracks the development of architecture around the world.
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