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The Elements of Modern Architecture | Antony Radford, Selen Morkoc, Amit Srivastava | 9780500342954

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The Elements of Modern Architecture

Understanding Modern Buildings

Auteur:Antony Radford, Selen Morkoc, Amit Srivastava

Uitgever:Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 978-0-500-34295-4

  • Hardcover
  • Engels
  • 344 pagina's
  • 1 jun. 2014

For anyone interested in the functioning of modern architecture as a whole built from the 1950's onwards, through its elements on different levels, ranging from site to detail. Including 2500 analytical line drawings and 50 photographs.

In the book 'The Elements of Modern Architecture' fifty of the world’s modern architectural masterpieces, constructed between 1950 and the present, are analysed through specially commissioned drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring.


Among the dissected buildings are:


Oslo Opera House | 2002–8 Oslo, Norway – Snøhetta
Kunsthaus Graz | 2000–3 Graz, Austria – Spacelab Cook-Fournier / ARGE Kunsthaus
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao | 1991–97 Bilbao, Spain – Frank O. Gehry & Associates
Vitra Fire Station | 1990–93 Weil am Rhein, Germany – Zaha Hadid Architects
Neue Staatsgalerie | 1977–84 Stuttgart, Germany – James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Associates
Salk Institute for Biological Studies | 1959–66 La Jolla, California, USA – Louis Kahn
Canova Museum | 1955–57 Possagno, Treviso, Italy – Carlo Scarpa

For anyone interested in the functioning of modern architecture as a whole built from the 1950's onwards, through its elements on different levels, ranging from site to detail. Including 2500 analytical line drawings and 50 photographs.

In the book 'The Elements of Modern Architecture' fifty of the world’s modern architectural masterpieces, constructed between 1950 and the present, are analysed through specially commissioned drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring.


Among the dissected buildings are:


Oslo Opera House | 2002–8 Oslo, Norway – Snøhetta
Kunsthaus Graz | 2000–3 Graz, Austria – Spacelab Cook-Fournier / ARGE Kunsthaus
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao | 1991–97 Bilbao, Spain – Frank O. Gehry & Associates
Vitra Fire Station | 1990–93 Weil am Rhein, Germany – Zaha Hadid Architects
Neue Staatsgalerie | 1977–84 Stuttgart, Germany – James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Associates
Salk Institute for Biological Studies | 1959–66 La Jolla, California, USA – Louis Kahn
Canova Museum | 1955–57 Possagno, Treviso, Italy – Carlo Scarpa


Starting from its site, each work is analysed through its surroundings, use of natural light, volumes and massing; its program and circulation; and its details, fenestration and ornamentation, showing the reader how the building works as a cohesive whole.

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