Modern Architecture since 1900 by William J.R. Curtis (Phaidon Press, 1982, 2nd ed.) is a renowned classic in the historiography of 20th century architecture.
First published in 1982, Modern Architecture since 1900 has quickly achieved recognition as the standard work on the subject. Described by Professor James Ackerman of Harvard University as ‘immeasurably the finest work covering this field in existence’, it provides a lucid and accurate account of the growth of the modern tradition, and a balanced critique of its achievements. The author adopts an integrated approach that blends the practical aesthetic and social dimensions – yet the stress is on the formal and symbolic aspects of the art. Attention is concentrated on major works, and in some chapters individual architects and individual buildings are given the detailed analysis the author believes they deserve.
– William J.R. Curtis, Modern Architecture since 1900 (Phaidon Press, 1982, 2nd ed.), excerpt from the back cover text
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean; the glueing of the binding is fine. The pages show only some minor signs of shelf wear and use.