In a unique atlas on architecture developments in the 20th century, Architettura covers the architecture from the 1900s to the first decade of the 21st century through major movements, protagonists, works and ideas that have shaped one of the most important and complex centuries in the history of man. In addition to well-known groups and movements there are also lesser-known topics like the architecture of totalitarianism, tropical architecture, Soviet realist architecture, blob architecture and green architecture, expanding perspectives to include the latest research.
By facing a complex century marked by the globalist phenomenon, this volume does not just aim to analyse the evolution of architecture in the West but finally takes international architecture into consideration.
A handy tool for study and analysis, this volume is divided into entries for each single movement, in which scholarly texts are paired with numerous illustrations of the most important works and designs. Each entry is written by specialists, with an analytical language that allows all readers to approach 20th-century architecture.
Each chapter presents a brief bibliography that offers further elements and thus makes this publication an indispensible tool for students of architecture, design and engineering as well as for enthusiasts.