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Key Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations [Paperback]

Richard Weston
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10 Sep 2010
Featuring more than one hundred of the most significant and influential buildings of the twentieth century, this second edition has been expanded and updated to include new buildings from the early part of the twenty-first century and work by architects who have risen to increasing international prominence. Richly illustrated with hundreds of architectural drawings and photographs, this book includes classic works by such seminal architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Alvar Aalto, as well as masterpieces by more recent masters such as Norman Foster and Frank Gehry. For each building there are numerous, accurate scale plans showing typical floors, together with elevations, sections, and site plans where appropriate. All of these have been specially commissioned for the book and are based on the most reliable information and sources. A concise text supplemented by full-color images explains the significant architectural features of each building and the influences it shows or had generated. Cross-references to other buildings in the book highlight the various connections between these key structures. As an added bonus for readers, a free CD-ROM containing digital files of all the drawings is included inside the book.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 2nd Revised edition edition (10 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393733114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393733112
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 24.4 x 28.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 574,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Weston was born in 1953 and after studying architecture at Manchester University went to the University of Pennsylvania to study under Ian McHarg, the pioneer of ecological design. His monograph on Alvar Aalto won the 1995 Sir Banister Fletcher while Modernism received the International Book Award of the American Institute of Architects. He is now Professor of Architecture at Cardiff University and runs a studio exploring design applications of a unique database of 'earth images' captured from minerals and rocks. The development of his bestselling scarves for Liberty of London was featured on the BBC2 series 'Britain's Next Big Thing'.

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Richard Weston updates his 2004 masterpiece with new buildings, reflecting the architecture of the early 21st century, and with new architects, who have gained prominence in recent years. --Lillian Civantos (06/24/2010)"

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5.0 out of 5 stars Not another boring textbook!! 12 Nov 2013
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The book is well written giving the impression of having a conversation with the author rather than just simply reading another textbook. Nice, consistent layout which makes it easy to get into the rhythm of going through the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply the best ! 5 Mar 2012
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of all the architecture books i have, all the key buildings stand out! if you are starting you personal collection, this is a MUST !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy Paging through this Book 14 Feb 2011
By K. Kaur - Published on Amazon.com
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Book features 114 buildings with a description written by an architect and a facing page of plan, section, elevation. Drawing pages include a scale and north arrow. Some of these buildings I mostly know from their elevations or a color photo. It was interesting to see the plans and sections. Easy to page through
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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential buy for any college-level collection strong in architecture 19 Oct 2010
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The second updated edition of Key Buildings of the 20th Century: Plans, Sections and Elevations remains an essential buy for any college-level collection strong in architecture. It comes packed with hundreds of architectural drawings and photos, includes classic works by many renowned architects, and offers new entries covering a range of building types. Students of architecture also receive a free CD-ROM offering digital files of all drawings featured in the book. It comes from an architect who offers accurate scale plans: all of which have been specially commissioned for this book, making this an exceptional, ongoing recommendation.
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