By (author) Dennis P. Doordan
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Twentieth-century Architecture by Dennis P. Doordan
Book DescriptionIn this exciting new survey of 20th-century architecture, Dennis Doordan selects significant moments from modern architecture and unravels the political, social, and technological strands that make up its history. Identifying key themes such as the nature of domestic space, the design of places of work (factories and offices) and recreation (cinema and sports), the author not only describes buildings but also includes the evolution of design tools and their impact on architectural design. Doordan provides an account of the multiple perceptions of the present and future as seen by 20th-century architects ranging from well-known names such as Le Corbusier, Norman Foster and Frank Lloyd Wright to lesser-known architects such as Geoffrey Bawa, Zaha Hadid, and Alison and Peter Smithson.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856692342
(253mm x 203mm x mm)
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dennis P. Doordan
Designed World, Paperback (October 2010)
Brings together key essays from the preeminent journal, Design Issues. Essays are structured to cover the life of a designed object from conception and fabrication to evaluation. The essays are grouped into themed sections, with each section separately introduced and each concluded with further reading.
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his anthology compiled from volumes 3-10 of Design Issues, includes material from areas seldom discussed in existing surveys and will facilitate the general discourse within the design community on a wide range of conceptual and methodological issues of contemporary design history.
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Author Biography - Dennis P. Doordan
Dennis Doordan teaches at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. He is editor of Design Issues Journal and has written numerous articles and books on design and architecture.
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