The Details of Modern Architecture

The Details of Modern Architecture

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Publisher's Synopsis

This second volume of "The Details of Modern Architecture" continues the study of the relationships of the ideals of design and the realities of construction in modern architecture, beginning in the late 1920s and extending to the present day. It contains information on the construction of modern architecture at a variety of scales from minute details to general principles. There are over 500 illustrations, including 130 photographs and 230 axonometric drawings, arranged to explain the technical, aesthetic and historical aspects of the building form.;Most of the modern movements in architecture have identified some paradigm of good construction, arguing that buildings should be built like Gothic cathedrals, like airplanes, like automobiles, like ships, or like primitive dwellings. Ford examines the degree to which these models were followed, either in spirit or in form, and reveals much about both the theories and techniques of modern architecture, including the extent to which the current constructional theories of High Tech and Deconstruction are dependent on the traditional modernist paradigms, as well as the ways in which all of these theories differ from the realities of modern building.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262061858
Publisher: MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 724.5
DEWEY edition: 21
Number of pages: 466
Weight: 2424g
Height: 289mm
Width: 285mm
Spine width: 32mm