This ambitious publication, now revised and expanded, dissects fifty-five modern masterpieces through specially commissioned freehand drawings that reveal the principles and details of what makes a building meaningful and enduring. Covering six continents, and ranging from residences to opera houses, influential buildings of the past seven decades are analysed through detailed consideration of their key characteristics - site and surroundings, space and massing, programme and circulation, fenestration and use of natural light - to give an insight into how each design works as a cohesive whole. Appealing to architects, students and everyone who appreciates great buildings, The Elements of Modern Architecture is an essential reference and inspiration for generations to come.
Number of Pages: 360
Edition: Revised and expanded edition
Publication Date: 24 Sep 2020
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 22(H) x 29.7(L)
Weight (gm): 2040
Dr Antony Radford is an urban designer and Emeritus Professor of Architecture at The University of Adelaide, Australia. His recent books include Understanding Sustainable Architecture and Digital Design: A Critical Introduction. Dr Amit Srivastava is an architectural historian at The University of Adelaide who has lived and worked in India and Australia. Dr Selen Morkoc is a writer and critic who has practised and taught architecture and theory in Turkey and at The University of Adelaide, Australia.