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The highly acclaimed history of the architecture of the twentieth century and beyond - now in paperback
Jean-Louis Cohen, one of the world's leading architectural historians, serves up a compelling account of the developments that have shaped the world in which Phaidon has lived today. This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture.
Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radical developments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism, and critical theory.
Illustrations: 600 illustrations
Pages: 528 pp
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Founded in 1923, Phaidon has a long tradition and distinguished history as an art book publisher. Today, Phaidon is recognised worldwide for publishing fine art books with the highest-quality content, innovative design and superb illustration.
The publisher of famous titles such as The Art Book and The Story of Art, Phaidon now publishes books across the topics of art, architecture, photography, design, performing arts, fashion, film and travel.