The Elements of Modern Architecture

Understanding Contemporary Buildings



ISBN: 9780500342954 Category:

Antony Radford, Amit Srivastava, Selen MorkoƧ


Aimed at a new generation of architects who take technology for granted but seek to understand the principles of what makes a building meaningful and enduring, The Elements of Modern Architecture features 50 buildings by the best-known and -recognized modern architects.

Constructions by Aalto, Gehry, Le Corbusier, Hadid and many others are represented in illustrations that explore all facets of the building’s creation. Starting from its site, each building is analysed through its surroundings, use of natural light, volumes and massing; its programme and circulation; its details, fenestration and ornamentation, taking the reader straight to the heart and mind of the architect.

Targeted at rising students and architects who seek to create architecture that transcends digital tools and techniques, The Elements of Modern Architecture is an essential reference and inspiration for many generations to come.

Additional information

Weight 1952 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 30.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2014
Number of pages 344
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.8 x 30.2 cm
Weight 1952 g


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Antony Radford is an urban designer and Emeritus Professor of Architecture at The University of Adelaide.

Selen B. MorkoƧ is a writer and critic who has practised and taught architecture and theory in Australia and Turkey.

Amit Srivastava is an architectural historian based at the University of Adelaide.