An Introduction to Modern Architecture (Penguin Books, 1940, revised edition 1953) by J. M. Richards gives a concise but thorough outlook to architectural Modernism. The contents debate the roots of modern architectural expression and innovations, connections with machinery and their aesthetics, new materials and methods and so forth.
An explanation of what ‘modern’ architecture is all about, describing also the stages by which it has reached its present degree of development. With plans and diagrams and forty-eight pages of gravure illustrations.
The text is in English. The book has been richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings of important case examples.
The copy in our stock is still in nice condition. The pages are clean; the glueing of the binding is fine. There is some age-related yellowing on the edges of the pages, and the covers show some shelf wear and signs of use. The colours printed on the covers and spine are somewhat faded.