Great Modern Structures

Great Modern Structures

Profiles over seventy of the world's most incredible engineered structures, built between 1900 and the present day. These man-made wonders of the modern age are the record-breakers in their five respective categories.

Author: David Littlefield

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 1844428141

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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Profiles over seventy of the world's most incredible engineered structures, built between 1900 and the present day. These man-made wonders of the modern age are the record-breakers in their five respective categories.
Categories: Architecture

20th C Architecture

20th C Architecture

A celebration of the great buildings and structures of the modern age, C20th Architecture traces every movement in architecture, from Modernism to Classicism, and details every major architect of the century past, including Frank Lloyd ...

Author: Jonathan Glancey

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 1842220527

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 518

A celebration of the great buildings and structures of the modern age, C20th Architecture traces every movement in architecture, from Modernism to Classicism, and details every major architect of the century past, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. The roots of modern architecture and the rapidly changing political and social conditions of the modern era that have helped shape the structural world around us is chronicled in this one authoritative and indispensable volume.
Categories: Architecture

50 Buildings You Should Know

50 Buildings You Should Know

Attractive, useful and entertaining, this collection of great buildings is a course in architectural history for readers of all ages.

Author: Isabel Kuhl

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131766839

Category: Architecture

Page: 171

View: 248

Attractive, useful and entertaining, this collection of great buildings is a course in architectural history for readers of all ages. The fifty buildings presented here in chronological order represent the most compelling, intriguing, and awe-inspiring structures from all over the world. Along with the Pyramids of Cheops, the Parthenon, and the Colosseum, readers will learn about other masterpieces such as the Hagia Sophia in Turkey; Cambodia's Temple Complex at Angor Wat; the Potala Palace in Lhasa; and the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Each entry features full color photographs of the structure along with informative text presented in a dynamic format. Readers can find basic information about each building's artistic relevance, style, and contextual history while timelines and sidebars offer additional notes about architectural periods and techniques. From ancient Jordan and Guatemala to modern-day Manhattan and Munich, this world tour of great places offers a mini-course in architecture that will satisfy even the most passionate student's lust for learning about the world's greatest buildings. 200 colour illustrations.
Categories: Architecture

Monument Builders

Monument Builders

This is a study of buildings created to honour the dead.

Author: Edwin Heathcote

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015046491059

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 477

This is a study of buildings created to honour the dead. It explores the links between socio-religious and existential perceptions of death and how this has been interpreted in architecture over the 20th century.
Categories: Architecture

Modern World Architecture

Modern World Architecture

With over 470 superbly reproduced colour and black and white photographs, and every essential building, structure and architect featured, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in modern architecture.

Author: Jonathan Glancey

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 184732729X

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 557

This visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world is divided into nine clear sections, and each movement in architecture from 1900 to the present day is represented: Arts and Crafts, Classicism, Organic, Modernism, Postmodernism, Robotic, Cities, and Futures. Focusing on one building per page, Jonathan Glancey discusses over 470 landmark structures from those now regarded as classics of modern architecture such as L'Institut du Monde Arab in Paris and the Sydney Opera House, to recent buildings such as the Swiss Re building in London and the Parliamentary Library in New Delhi. With over 470 superbly reproduced colour and black and white photographs, and every essential building, structure and architect featured, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in modern architecture.
Categories: Architecture

Architecture of Great Expositions 1937 1959

Architecture of Great Expositions 1937 1959

And although unrelated, contemporary critics also appeared to be in search of
resonance with the contemporary debates on modern architecture in these
ephemeral buildings. in various pavilions, strategies centered on 'transparency'
come to ...

Author: Rika Devos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317179115

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 668

This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of war-related messages, some of them camouflaged while others quite frank. The famous standoffs between the Stalinist Russia and the Nazi Germany in Paris 1937, or the juxtaposition of the USSR and USA pavilions in Brussels 1958, are examples of very explicit shows of force. The book also discusses some less known - and more subtle - messages, revealed through an examination of several additional pavilions in both Paris and Brussels; of a series of expositions in Moscow; of the Universal Exhibition in Rome that was planned to open in 1942; and of London’s South Bank Exposition of 1951: all of them related, in one way or another, to either an anticipation of the global war or to its horrific aftermaths. A brief discussion of three pre-World War II American expositions that are reviewed in the Epilogue supports this point. It indicates a significant difference in the attitude of American exposition commissioners, who were less attuned to the looming war than their European counterparts. The book provides a novel assessment of modern architecture’s involvement with national representation. Whether in the service of Fascist Italy or of Imperial Japan, of Republican Spain or of the post-war Franquista regime, of the French Popular Front or of socialist Yugoslavia, of the arising FRG or of capitalist USA, of Stalinist Russia or of post-colonial Britain, exposition architecture during the period in question was driven by a deep faith in its ability to represent ideology. The book argues that this widespread confidence in architecture’s ability to act as a propaganda tool was one of the reasons why Modernist architecture lent itself to the service of such different masters.
Categories: Architecture

From Kendal s Coffee House to Great George Street

From Kendal s Coffee House to Great George Street

In considering possible subjects for such illustrations the Building Committee was
conscious of the Institution's comparative shortage of paintings of modern
structures compared with the larger number depicting Victorian projects , and
saw ...

Author: Gwilym Roberts

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727720228

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 65

View: 179

The history of the various headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers traces the journey from the first meetings of a group of young engineers in Kendals Coffee House, Fleet Street to the grandeur of the present headquarters at Great George Street. Details are given of the design and construction of the present headquarters during 1908-13 and 1935-36 and a major section is devoted to a detailed description of construction work carried out during the recent modernization of the building.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Great Glass Buildings

Great Glass Buildings

50 Modern Classics Peter Hyatt, Jennifer Hyatt ... No less exceptional is structure
of re touch and real empathy. A clutch ... Not all projects in Great Glass Buildings
enjoy an Arcadian setting, yet there is an art in finding opportunity in adversity.

Author: Peter Hyatt

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864701129

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 651

A unique focus on the work of renowned contemporary architects from around the world showcasing their projects designed with glass.
Categories: Architecture

The Great Shift Catalyzing the Second Renaissance

The Great Shift  Catalyzing the Second Renaissance

modern: during the mid to late twentieth century, the concept of business units
and professional management (together with variants such as the “M-form” and
matrix structures), led to a variety of highly complex structures which split ...

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557132355

Category:

Page: 182

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'The Great Shift' is a key contribution toward our ability to evolve consciously. Covering major themes of self, social & systemic evolution, this is a comprehensive plan of action on all levels. Like a Medici of the 21st century, Robin Wood serves as a catalyst for the next Renaissance, for a global dream of a thriving civilization on a thriving planet. Gathering people, knowledge, creativity, innovations, know-how, and new systems, bringing business genius to the business of planetary evolution, he calls each of us to be an evolutionary pioneer. This book is a blueprint for planetary evolution: How to get from 'Here,' breakdown and collapse, to 'There,' breakthroughs to an actual new world. In time. You'll develop a 2nd Renaissance perspective, together with a set of practices that enable us to become 'world-centric,' to create, lead, strategize, engage, design & shift our own life, career & participation in the evolution of the world.
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Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture

Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture

In Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture, Malcolm Millais explores the forces and factors that led to the emergence of the Modern movement, arguing that it was based on completely false premises.

Author: Malcolm Millais

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 0711229740

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 606

The Modern movement began in the 1920s when a small group of young architects felt all that had gone before should be rejected and that architectural design should start afresh. This fresh start, they declared, should be based on modern technology and a new, modern approach to life. Their innovations became the 20th century’s dominant movement in architecture, crystallizing into the international style of the 1920s and '30s. In Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture, Malcolm Millais explores the forces and factors that led to the emergence of the Modern movement, arguing that it was based on completely false premises. Millais offers a rarely heard perspective on the Modern movement, explaining its failures and how the well-meaning "revolutionaries” behind it gained and maintained power.
Categories: Architecture

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Clearly , the modern appropriation of ancient On the one hand , the great former
imperial empires for particular ... appropriations . exist as much in people's minds
as in external The harnessing of ancient history to modern structures of control .

Author: Thomas Harrison

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892369876

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 578

Presents a survey of the empires of Egypt, Rome, Babylonia, Persia, India, and China between 1600 B.C and 500 A.D.
Categories: History

The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning

The City of Tomorrow and Its Planning

The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris. Over 210 illustrations and halftones.

Author: Le Corbusier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486319483

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 328

The great revolutionary architect's probing analysis of urban problems and their origins, and his bold solutions, which include the "Voisin" scheme for the center of Paris. Over 210 illustrations and halftones.
Categories: Architecture

Mathematical Excursions to the World s Great Buildings

Mathematical Excursions to the World s Great Buildings

Describes the mathematics behind the design of famous buildings, including the Parthenon, the Sydney Opera House, and the Bilbao Guggenheim.

Author: Alexander Hahn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691145204

Category: Architecture

Page: 317

View: 675

Describes the mathematics behind the design of famous buildings, including the Parthenon, the Sydney Opera House, and the Bilbao Guggenheim.
Categories: Architecture

LSAmagazine

LSAmagazine

... as fine a reproduction of Greek architecture as the Lincoln Memorial in
Washington — and it becomes easier to understand how fully entitled is the
building to be ranked at once among the really great modern structures of the
entire country .

Author: University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015076465064

Category: Cooking

Page:

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Categories: Cooking

Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy

Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy

Practically every town of decent size in the Western world has its quota of Doric,
Ionic and Corinthian. And some of the greatest modern buildings, from the
Panthéon in Paris, to the Capitol in Washington, to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo,
across ...

Author: Denis Robert McNamara

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781595250278

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

View: 594

Categories: Architecture

The Great Builders

The Great Builders

A celebration of the lives and careers of forty pioneering designers provides a global tour of the great structures of the world, from St. Paul's Cathedral to the Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal.

Author: Ken Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500251797

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 178

A celebration of the lives and careers of forty pioneering designers provides a global tour of the great structures of the world, from St. Paul's Cathedral to the Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal.
Categories: Architecture

Modern English Structures Workbook Second Edition

Modern English Structures Workbook   Second Edition

Having such a great space in front of the house gave the children [ 4 ] a feeling of
night , of vastness , and of terror . This terror came in from the shrieking [ 5 ] of the
tree and the anguish of the home discord . Often Paul would wake up , after he ...

Author: Bernard O'Dwyer

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551117649

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 211

The Modern English Structures Workbook parallels the text, Modern English Structures, and provides useful training both in memorization and in higher-order thinking skills.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Henri Labrouste

Henri Labrouste

Henri Labrouste is one of the few nineteenth-century architects consistently lionized as a precursor of modern architecture throughout the twentieth century and into our own time.

Author: Henri Labrouste

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870708398

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

View: 814

Henri Labrouste is one of the few nineteenth-century architects consistently lionized as a precursor of modern architecture throughout the twentieth century and into our own time. The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he built in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library as a collective civic space. His influence was both immediate and long-lasting, not only on the development of the modern library but also on the exploration of new paradigms of space, materials and luminosity in places of great public assembly. Published to accompany the first exhibition devoted to Labrouste in the United States--and the first anywhere in the world in nearly 40 years--this publication presents nearly 225 works in all media, including drawings, watercolors, vintage and modern photographs, film stills and architectural models. Essays by a range of international architecture scholars explore Labrouste's work and legacy through a variety of approaches.
Categories: Architecture

The Modern Airport Terminal

The Modern Airport Terminal

New Approaches to Airport Architecture Brian Edwards. number of greeters who
assemble to celebrate the journey, and those who use the airport as a leisure or
business destination in its own right, make the terminal building a great modern ...

Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134537631

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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This comprehensive guide to the planning and design of airport terminals and their facilities covers all types of airport terminal found around the world and highlights the environmental and technical issues that the designer has to address. Contemporary examples are critically reviewed through a series of case studies. This new edition covers the most recent examples of high quality, technically advanced designs from the Far East, Europe and North America. This book will be a source of inspiration and guiding principles for those who design, commission or manage airport buildings.
Categories: Architecture

Hyperbolic Structures

Hyperbolic Structures

Shukhov's Lattice Towers - Forerunners of Modern Lightweight Construction
Matthias Beckh. Foreword. The structures of the great Russian engineer Vladimir
Grigor'evic Šuchov (Shukhov) are among the world's most sophisticated and ...

Author: Matthias Beckh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118932681

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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Working at the threshold of the Modern Age, Vladimir G. Šuchov (Shukhov) is regarded as one of the world's most outstanding and versatile engineers. Some of his fascinating and technically sophisticated structures, always so delicately proportioned they cannot fail to catch the eye, have no equivalent among the structures of today. From the time Shukhov built the first hyperbolic lattice tower at the end of the 19th century, he has been seen as the founder and developer of this then new form of construction. This structure, with a seemingly complex geometry definable with only a few basic parameters, has no predecessors in the history of construction. It excels through its high stability and economy of material – but above all through the visual impact of its web-like arrangement of members. Setting Shukhov’s work in the context of the history of construction shows that he and his new structural forms anticipated many of today's engineering and lightweight structures. The principles of Shukhov’s load-bearing systems are used in architecture today, for example in the structural engineering of high-rise buildings. Hyperbolic structures analyses the interactions of form with the structural behaviour of hyperbolic lattice towers, and the effects of the various influencing factors were determined with the help of parametric studies and load capacity analyses. This evaluation of Shukhov’s historical calculations and the reconstruction of the design and development process of his water towers shows why the Russian engineer is considered not only a pathfinder for lightweight structures but also a pioneer of parametrised design processes.
Categories: Technology & Engineering