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Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century (Icons Of....) [Paperback]

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Now in a portable new flexi edition that is more affordable than ever, this breathtaking volume highlights the world's best modern architecture, the people behind the buildings, and the impact they've had on their surroundings.

From New York City's Chrysler Building to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; from the Sydney Opera House to the Kansai International Airport, the buildings profiled here have proved enduring monuments to their architects' visions and the hopes and dreams of their eras. Presented in full-color, double-page spreads, these buildings represent nearly every continent on the globe and almost every architectural trend of the past century. The double-page spreads provide numerous photographs and plans, a summary of the architect's career, and fascinating anecdotes about building sites, materials, and construction. For architectural students, travelers, and the general reader, this insightful book is the next best thing to visiting the buildings themselves.

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Pages   189
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2005
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791333984  
ISBN13  9783791333984  

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Architectural History II  Dec 2, 2002
A 20th century architectural history class! This book features architects who have made an impact in their field in this century. From Gaudi to Gehry, listed in cronological order and detailing one most important work per architect. In one or two pages you are able to see a briefing on the architect, details about the selected project and a chronological breakdown of the architects achievements.
Extordinary collection of architecture  Jun 13, 1999
This book is an eye catcher, whether or not you're an architect or just appreciate art. It contains a comprehensive, but susinct volume of awe-inspiring buildings, which begin with the Sagrada Familia to the Guggenheim Museum. Being arranged chronologically, this work of art is a trip through time viewing the icons of architecture in the 20th century.

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