Birkhäuser architectural guide: 20th century. France

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Birkhäuser, 2000 - Architecture - 350 pages
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In the 20th century, France has proved astonishingly fertile ground for modern architecture. The architectural ideas of Modernism and the avant garde are firmly rooted here and dominate the French architectural landscape unlike in any other country. Her architects are acclaimed throughout the world. Paris, a center for international architecture, rightly forms the focus of this guidebook with more than 100 notable buildings. However, this guidebook also does justice to the entire country with more than 450 buildings from all regions. The buildings are documented with photographs, drawings and texts, providing a comprehensive and portable guide.

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Specialist in the history of archtecture, construction, and cities in the 19th and 20th centuries, Bertrand Lemoine has curated numerous exhibitions and has widely published on the subjects of architecture and the history of iron and metal structures, including several books on the subject of Gustave Eiffel. Lemoine is director of the journal Architecture Acier Construction and has been editor in chief of AMC- Le Moniteur Architecture and L'acier pour Construire. He is a member of the Acadčmie d'architecture and teaches history of construction at l'čcole d'architecture de Marne-la-Vallče. He is Research Director at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris.

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