Oxford University Press
|Approximate size||238 x 167 x 18 mm|
|Approximate weight||680 g|
Modern Architecture is densely packed with information, affording a new look on Modernism, in spite of the vast corpus of knowledge already existing on this topic. The book is organized into stylistic chapters, from Art Nouveau to the late 20th century, ranging the most important themes for the understanding of such a complex history. The book contributes with a new critical analysis and proposes not only a presentation of facts, but also a clever way of re-looking at Modernism history.
- Great range of themes and complete approach to Modern Architecture history
- Good integration between text and images, deepening their meaning
- Comparison timeline in the end of the book, featuring a side-by-side juxtaposition of art/ architecture events and world history events
The book is organized into chapters, matching each one with a main theme from Modern Architecture history. Their intertwining is also remarkable, conveying a sense of continuity between all chapters but allowing the reader to read each chapter independently. The timeline in the end is useful to grasp the global mesh of events.
The book as object
Modern Architecture is a small-sized textbook with a compact binding and thick white glossy paper. The images are finely printed with vivid colors and work as an important complement to the textual information.
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