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A New History of Modern Architecture (paperback)

Colin Davies


A New History of Modern Architecture (paperback) combines a fascinating, thought-provoking and – above all – readable text with over 800 photographs, plans and sections, this exciting new reading of modern architecture is a must for students and architecture enthusiasts alike.

Organised largely as a chronology, chapters necessarily overlap to allow for the discrete examination of key themes including typologies, movements and biographical studies, as well as the impact of evolving technology and country-specific influences.

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An accessible, open-minded and informative overview’ – Rowan Moore, The Observer

Seemingly without prejudice, Colin Davies corrals in an extraordinary range of buildings and ideas, applying an unrelenting intelligence to every part. The book is sure to soon be at the elbow of history and theory teachers in every school of architecture. It is an extraordinary achievement’ – Architecture Today

The book is informative and a joy to read. It provides a lucid introduction to the architecture of the last century, together with an excellent chapter-by-chapter bibliography to point readers towards more in-depth reference sources’ – Building Engineer



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Colin Davies was Professor of Architectural Theory at London Metropolitan University and is the author of several books, including Key Houses of the Twentieth Century and Thinking About Architecture (both Laurence King). He has also written monographs on the work of Michael Hopkins, Nicholas Grimshaw, and Norman Foster, and contributes to architectural journals worldwide.


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