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New Directions in Contemporary Architecture

Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988

by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Paperback / softback
Publication Date: 04/04/2008
RRP  $61.95 $43.90
Rem Koolhaas has defined architecture as a chaotic adventure.
Nothing could be more true than that of the last two decades. Never
has architecture been so unbridled and so extraordinary: the
architectural cast has never been so wide and their works so
diverse. What though if you are new to the subject? How is it
possible to make sense of this seemingly unruly architectural
landscape? There are so many different types of architecture, so
many designers with such varying and even contradictory approaches.

This book is a much needed navigation guide for anyone
interested in modern architecture. Organised chronologically, it
enables you to find your way through one of the most prolific
periods of building design. It looks at buildings in often
contrasting styles that have been built almost simultaneously
across the world with their roots in very different tendencies and
schools of thought. A loose but effective framework is provided,
which pulls all these multiple threads together, while key
buildings are described individually with a unique clarity and

Covers seminal works, such as Guggenheim Bilbao and the Jewish
Museum in Berlin.

Features key architects: Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Herzog
& de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel and Renzo

Illustrated with more than 220 colour images

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