A Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture
"A Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture presents the most thorough and comprehensive view yet published of American architecture from the 1940s to the present. Jargon-free and easy to read, it is an indispensable guide to understanding the evolution of today's architecture in its cultural context." "From postwar housing to recent shopping center fancies, leading urbanist Carole Rifkind takes us on an illustrated tour through half a century of design. In words and pictures, she demonstrates the interplay between form and function, and how the uses of space, mass, materials, and ornament have evolved to produce the structures that surround us today." "Filled with more than 400 photographs and line drawings, and covering the works of more than 200 architects, A Field Guide to Contemporary American Architecture is an essential reference for both the casual browser and the serious scholar."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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