The Recovery of the Modern: Architectural Review 1980-1995, Key Text and Critique
Butterworth Architecture, 1996 - Architecture - 254 pages
Chart the dramatic developments in architecture in the late twentieth century with a special selection of critical writing and historical discourse drawn by Michael Spens from the issues of the Architectural Review between 1980 and 1995.
This period saw the magazine play a central role in the re-establishment of modernist theory and critique after the diffusion of the short-lived Post modernist period. History was made through the review articles of such famous authors as Sir John Summerson, P Reyner Banham, William Curtis, Kenneth Frampton, Jean Dethier, Stanford Anderson, Juhani Pallasmaa and Peter Cook. There are also major articles by Peter Davey, the instrumental Editor during this period of historic change, Peter Buchanan, Dan Cruickshank, Peter Blundell-Jones, Martin and others.
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