Focusing on architecture from all regions of the world, this three-volume set profiles the twentieth century's vast chronicle of architectural achievements, both within and well beyond the theoretical confines of modernism. Unlike existing works, this encyclopedia examines the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions that have dispersed modern architectural types, movements, styles, and building practices across traditional geographic and cultural boundaries.
An international team of 300 writers--architectural historians, architects, engineers, preservationists, urban historians, critics, and scholars--presents a comprehensive and critical assessment of buildings, architects, cities, and numerous related topics. In addition to a list of further readings, essays are supported with photographs as well as architectural drawings and plans.
With 700 cross-referenced articles, this encyclopedia provides experts and general readers alike with an integrated view of the practice ofarchitecture around the world in the twentieth century.