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Author Filler, Martin, 1948-

Title Makers of modern architecture / Martin Filler.

Published New York : New York Review Books, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  724.6 Fil    AVAILABLE
 UniM Archit High Use  724.6 FILL  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 323 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Notes Includes index.
"A New York Review collection"--Jkt.
Contents 1. Louis Sullivan -- 2. Frank Lloyd Wright -- 3. Charles Rennie Mackintosh -- 4. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe -- 5. Le Corbusier -- 6. Alvar Aalto -- 7. Charles and Ray Eames -- 8. Louis Kahn -- 9. Philip Johnson -- 10. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown -- 11. Frank Gehry -- 12. Richard Meier -- 13. Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti -- 14. Norman Foster -- 15. Renzo Piano -- 16. Daniel Libeskind / David Childs -- 17. Santiago Calatrava.
Summary "Everyone knows what modern architecture looks like, but few understand how this revolutionary new form of building emerged little more than a century ago or what its aesthetic, social, even spiritual aspirations were. Martin Filler offers insights into this unprecedented cultural transformation. From Louis Sullivan, father of the skyscraper, to Frank Gehry, magician of the post-millennial museum, Filler emphasizes how their force of personality has had a decisive effect on everything from how we inhabit our homes to how we shape our cities." "Surveying such current urban design sagas as the reconstruction of Ground Zero and the reunification of Berlin, Filler also trains his sharp eye on some of the biggest names in architecture today, puncturing more than one overinflated reputation while identifying the true masters who are now building for the ages."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781590172278 (alk. paper)
1590172272 (alk. paper)