Author(s): Neil Bingham
This beautiful book brings together 300 of the best architectural drawings from the last century by the world's most prestigious architects, creating both a history of the genre and a survey of twentieth-century architecture. The book is divided into five chronological sections that are prefaced by short essays that highlight the trends and styles of that period. Each drawing is captioned with key information about the architect, the project and the drawing. Architects whose work features in the book include: Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid. This dazzling visual feast will appeal to all students and practitioners of architecture as well as anyone with an interest in the subject.
Neil Bingham is an historian of architecture and design. He is consulting curator of architectural drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and was previously an architectural drawings curator at the Royal Institute of British Architecture. His numerous published works include Masterworks: Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts (2011), Fantasy Architecture, 1500-2036 (2004), and Modern Retro: Living with Mid-Century Style (2000).
Introduction 6 1900 - 1913 8 1914 - 1938 30 1939 - 1959 84 1960 - 1973 160 1974 - 2000 236 Further reading 316 Index 317 Picture credits 320