Architecture after Modernism


‘A significant contribution to information resources on the architecture of the last twenty five years’ Library Journal

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Diane Ghirardo


Since the Modern Movement began to be challenge in the late 1960s, architecture has followed a number of widely divergent paths. In this thoughtful and eloquent book, Diane Ghirardo examines the architectural world of the last quarter-century and its theories in the crucial context of social and political issues. Within a survey of a broad range of buildings, she focuses on specific ‘megaprojects’ as paradigms for discussion. In the realm of public space, she argues, the key questions are raised by the Disney empire and its amusement parks; in domestic space, by the IBA in Berlin, with projects ranging from new structures to rehabilitation and residents’ self-build. When it comes to reconfiguring the urban sphere, the megaproject is London’s Docklands, the most ambitious and politically sensitive development in postwar Britain.
Her text ranges world-wide, and she considers the work of lesser-known designers and women architects as well as famous international stars.

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Weight 503 g
Dimensions 15 x 21 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 28 November 1996
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15 x 21 cm
Weight 503 g


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