Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Yale University Press, 1987 - Architecture - 696 pages
This book examines a period which is far more than a prelude to the age of steel and concrete. The first half-century culminated in the bold iron and glass of the Crystal Palace. There follows the creation of the modern styles of the era based on traditions of the past, and finally, in the 20th century, Art Nouveau and the modern architects in their generations - Perret, Wright, Gropius, Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and others in many parts of the world.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
13
Romantic Classicism around 1800
23
The Doctrine of J N L Durand and its Application in Northern Europe
47
France and the Rest of the Continent
75
Great Britain
97
The New World
121
The Picturesque and the Gothic Revival
143
The Development of the Detached House
353
Victor Horta
383
Modern Architects of the First Generation
419
Frank Lloyd Wright and his California Contemporaries
433
Peter Behrens and Other German Architects
455
The First Generation in Austria Holland and Scandinavia
469
Later Work of the Leaders of the Second Generation
513
Architecture Called Traditional in the Twentieth Century
531

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169
Second Empire Paris United Italy and ImperialandRoyal Vienna
191
Second Empire and Cognate Modes Elsewhere
219
High Victorian Gothic in England
247
Later NeoGothic Outside England
271
Norman Shaw and his Contemporaries
291
H H Richardson and McKim Mead White
311
The Rise of Commercial Architecture in England and America
327
Architecture at the Mid Century
555
Epilogue
577
Notes
593
Bibliography
631
List of Illustrations
657
Index
665
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