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20th Century Architecture - A Reader's Guide Hardcover – 24 Nov. 1999


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  • Hardcover : 204 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0750646357
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0750646352
  • Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.91 x 19.69 cm
  • Publisher : Architectural Press (24 Nov. 1999)
  • Language: : English

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Review

'Martin Pawley is our sharpest architectural commentator - an original thinker who punctures the balloon of received ideas. He is compulsory reading.'
Paul Finch, Editor of The Architect's Journal

'The publication of a new book by Martin Pawley is always a significant event. Like the great Reyner Banham he is a critic who not only sees architecture in its broadest possible context, but one who also writes beautifully and provocatively at the same time.'
Marcus Field, Editor of Blueprint

'Martin Pawley is the most perverse, wrongheaded and misanthropic architectural critic in Britain. But he writes pungently, and always makes you think.'
Peter Davey, Editor, The Architectural Review

Synopsis

In his famously controversial style - Martin Pawley reviews a selection of books on the architecture of the 20th century. Books that we should have read, and indeed would have read - if only we'd had the time. Pawley digests and critiques them for us with an agility that has kept the readers of his newspaper and magazine columns provoked and amused for several decades. He provides us with both ammunition and armour - encouraging us to fight off the soporific PR-led commentary of today and to rekindle the passion of the architectural debate. Martin Pawley is an award-winning writer. He has written many books on architecture for UK and US based publishers and writes a regular column for national and international architectural magazines. Throughout his career he has reviewed books for The Guardian, The Observer, The London Review of Books, The Architects' Journal, Design Book Review, Blueprint, Architectural Design, Building, World Architecture, Architecture Review, Designer and The RIBA Journal many of which are published here.

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