Modern Architecture

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Derek Avery
Chaucer Press, 2003 - Architecture - 144 pages
The modern architecture covered in this volume dates from the end of the First World War to the present day. Both world wars ravaged populations and environments alike, giving rise to rapid rebuilding programmes. The availability of new materials and construction methods enabled architects worldwide to experiment in reconciling their individual visions with the forces driving post-industrial society. This richly illustrated overview of the great diversity of structures enhancing our contemporary world contains chapters on Homes and Housing, Art and Culture, Leisure and Recreation, Religious Architecture, Administration and Government, Office Buildings, and a complete index of the Architects and Buildings of the Period. This title is part of a trilogy of books published by Chaucer Press, lavishly portraying three hundred years of architecture, from the Georgian and Regency period through the Victorian and Edwardian era to the modern day.

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Part of the publisher's trilogy portraying 300 years of architecture, this book provides a brief survey of 20th-century architecture in the Western world. Although prolific British author, researcher ... Read full review


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Derek Avery has wide experience of just about everything that the world of books can offer, from the restoration and conservation of ancient manuscripts to major international releases for mainstream publishers on three continents. He now focuses his passion for research into a wide variety of projects as a freelance writer and broadcaster. He is the author of over a hundred published works. Derek Avery, writer, researcher and broadcaster has written and compiled many books on art and architecture. He is currently working on further volumes for the Chaucer Press Architecture Library - Ancient and Classical Architecture, Medieval Architecture and Renaissance and Baroque Architecture.

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