At the end of the century: one hundred years of architecture

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Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1998 - Architecture - 336 pages
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of 20th-century architecture ever published, this volume presents a global perspective on the significant works, architects, ideas, and directions of the past 100 years. With more than 300 illustrations, it covers all of the major architectural landmarks and architects of the century and incorporates the latest research in the field.

The authors are some of the most important and original architecture historians and critics writing today. Their profusely illustrated essays focus on the complex relationship between innovation and tradition and the profound impact of technology on architecture and urbanism throughout the 20th century.

At the End of the Century was prepared by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, as part of an ambitious program to assess an amazing century of architecture and urbanism. A related exhibition begins in Japan in 1998 and comes to Los Angeles and then New York City in 2000.

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This thick catalog presents seven thematic essays by leading scholars and commentators on 20th-century architecture, covering such topics as Latin America, Japan, urbanism, regionalism, and "The ... Read full review


Sponsors Foreword
Reexamining Architecture and its History
Space Time and Movement
The Exhibitionist House
Internationalism Versus Regionalism
Urban Architecture and the Crisis of the Modern Metropolis
The Places of the Other

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About the author (1998)

Richard Koshalek is President of Art Center College of Design. Thom Mayne is founder of the architectural firm Morphosis. Dana Hutt is Architectural Historian at Art Center College of Design.

Elizabeth A. T. Smith, chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago since 1999, was formerly curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she organized exibitions including "Blueprints for Modern Living: History and legacy of the Case Study Houses," "Urban Revisions: Current Projects for the Public Realm," and "At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture." She has also curated exhibitions on the work of artists including Cindy Sherman, Rebecca Horn, Lee Bontecou, Uta Barth, Toba Khedoori, and Catherine Opie. She was Adjunct Professor in the School of Fine Arts' Public Art Studies Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics in contemporary art and architecture.

Russell Ferguson is Associate Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Zeynep celik is Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her other books from California are "The Remaking of Istanbul" (1986), "Displaying the Orient: Architecture of Islam at Nineteenth-Century World's Fairs" (1992), and, as coeditor, "Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space" (1994).

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