20th-Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas

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20th-Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas

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ID: 8783
Издательство: Phaidon
Переплёт: Hardcover, 31 x 45 cm
Количество страниц: 824, colour illustrations: 3000, black and white illustrations: 2500
Год издания: 2012
Язык: English
ISBN-13: 9780714857060

An unsurpassed study of 20th-century Architecture, in large-format, with over 5000 images, graphs, indexes and maps.

20th-Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces.

Specially designed and commissioned graphics at the start of the atlas explore the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout this fascinating century, and highlight the flow of architectural ideas and architects around the globe. The selection of projects brilliantly illustrates the built outcomes of these formal and cultural influences in every corner of the world, with some surprising revelations.

Divided into six world regions and 29 sub-regions, over 80 countries are represented. The collection is the result of a rigorous selection process and the input of more than 150 specialists from around the world, ensuring that each region has benefited from expert advice.

Every building is located on maps that are defined by contemporary political geography, with detailed information accompanying each project, which is fully illustrated and described by a short text. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided in extensive indexes.

Each copy of 20th-Century World Architecture comes in this carry bag. Designed by Dutch design agency Catalogtree, the bag is engineered from one single sheet of paper.


  • The only resource of its kind, 20th-Century World Architecture contains, in a single volume, over 750 of the most outstanding works of architecture built between 1900 and 1999
  • Unprecedented global overview of the architecture of the twentieth century, putting the accepted canon in a new perspective
  • Features the work of internationally renowned architects alongside projects by regional pioneers
  • Includes every imaginable building type, from the smallest single houses, cafes and zoo structures to huge, utopian housing projects, centres of government, and new universities
  • Each project has been selected by an expert industry panel with input from over 150 specialist advisors from every geographical region
  • Contains specially commissioned maps and graphic data that interprets and explores architecture’s changing global contexts during the century
  • Extensive indexes enable easy cross-referencing and comparison of data, and provide additional information on architects
  • This essential addition to any architecture library is a remarkable resource with an unprecedented geographical scope, and an unparalleled level of data on twentieth-century architecture