Voted one of 2003's 'Books of the Year' by the Architect's Journal
'Peter Blundell Jones has compiled a first rate selection of detailed case studies of modern architecture which should really be required reading for every student.'
The Architectural Review
'The use of case studies gives the subject a tangible feel providing a close link between theory and practice. The illustrations are well judged and plentiful, the text is both scholarly, accessible and, in places, contentious.'
RIBA Bookshops review
'The idea of discussing modern architecture through a series of specific built designs seems to me excellent and emphasises the tangible aspect of architecture. It does not prevent making linkages between ideas about buildings but focuses on the fact that most projects are realised in a particular place for a particular client by a particular architect. I am therefore extremely sympathetic to the assumption behind this book' Professor Michael Brawne
'... what I have read is clear, direct, informative, scholarly, designerly and insightful ... I found it to be an optimistic book and therefore one which may have a positive role to play in enhancing the statue of modern architecture'. Dr Julienne Hanson
Peter Blundell Jones details the inadequacy of the first histories of the Modern Movement by revealing the existence of suppressed alternative traditions within the movement and shows their great diversity through the use of case studies. Each case is analysed in detail then used as a springboard to explore different theoretical approaches.
Case studies are shown to be the most effective way to explore this diversity and to get closer to the buildings discussed. Blundell Jones uses the Weissenhof as a general comparative study that is followed by single examples by chosen architects, each taking a particular set of themes.
* Reappraise the modern movement with this informative, scholarly and insightful text
* Learn a new approach to the debates surrounding modern architecture and theory
* Case studies illustrate the theory in a clear and accessible style
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Descripción Architectural Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1ST. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0750638052