Key buildings of the twentieth century:plans- sections- and elevations
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Newly-drawn scale drawings of 100 significant and influential buildings brought together for reference in one handy volume. This book provides the essential data for landmark buildings of modern architecture. Arranged chronologically for purposes of comparison, each building is represented by color photographs as well as accurate scale drawings prepared for use by students and professionals. Succinct text gives the history of each building and shows why it is innovative and important. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the drawings, allowing readers to examine them in detail and to resize them for use in their own work. An opening essay gives a brief overview of the history of architecture in the twentieth century, highlighting key developments. Among the architects included are Frank Lloyd Wright, Antoni Gaudí, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund, Charles and Ray Eames, Jorn Utzon, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, Robert Venturi, Norman Foster, Mario Botta, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and many more. 150 color illustrations, 500 line drawings, CD-ROM.