Plans, Sections and Elevations: Key Buildings of the Twentieth Century

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Laurence King Publishing, 2004 - Architectural drawing - 233 pages
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For the first time, a student can now find all the key plans in one place. Featuring more than 100 of the most significant and influential buildings of the twentieth century, this book includes both classic works by such seminal architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto, as well as those by more recent masters, such as Norman Foster. Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas. For each of the buildings included there are numerous, accurate scale plans showing each floor, together with elevations, sections and site plans where appropriate. All of these have been specially commissioned for the book and are based on the most up-to-date information and sources. There is also a concise text explaining the significant architectural features of the building and the influences it shows or generated, together with full-colour images. Cross-references to other buildings in the book highlight the various connections between these key structures.
 

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User Review  - Saiid Abdul Baqi - Goodreads

I loved getting to know such buildings to the smaller detail. Although I would have been content with more pictures. Read full review

Contents

Buildings
20
Robie House
34
Schroder House
48
Villa Savoye
62
Dulles International Airport
132
St Peters Church
146
Museum of Hamar
160
Can
174
Hong Kong Shanghai Bank
188
Mies van der Rohe
240
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Richard Weston is Professor of Architecture at Cardiff University.

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