An accessible primer to the most important architectural touchstones of our time by today's leading architects and teachers of architecture. For architecture aficionados and anyone interested in the built world.

This illustrated master list of the top 100 'must know' built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000 is selected by today's luminaries of architecture.



ISBN: 9780847859504
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 264
Publication Date: 19 Sep 2017
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 25.4(H) x 10.8(L)



If given the chance to pick the brains of numerous starchitects about the most important buildings of the 20th century, you'd doubtlessly get a broad--and contentious--spectrum of answers. Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne took on this task after noticing, in the architect's words, "a declining awareness of historical precedent among my students." Together with UCLA's Now Institute, Mayne polled 40 architects--including Tadao Ando, Peter Eisenman, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, and others--to list the most influential buildings of the previous century. The results, to be released this fall, have been distilled in 100 Buildings, an essential guidebook for architecture students and design buffs alike, detailing the enduring influence of projects ranging from Villa Savoye to the Vanna Venturi House.
--Metropolis Magazine

To create this primer on iconic modern buildings, more than 50 internationally renowned architects and educators--including the late Zaha Hadid--were asked to list their top 100 20th-century architectural projects. The results--from the Gehry House in Santa Monica to the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo in Brazil--do not disappoint.


Author Biography

Thom Mayne is a Pritzker-prize winning American architect and educator, who founded the interdisciplinary architecture and urban design firm Morphosis in 1972. He is the co-Founder and Executive Director of The Now Institute and currently Distinguished Professor at UCLA's Architecture and Urban Design.

Eui-Sung Yi is Design Principal at Morphosis and Director of The Now Institute at UCLA. The Now Institute is an urban research center at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design that applies strategic interdisciplinary thinking to real world issues.

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