R. Stephen Sennott
Routledge | 1579584330 | 2004 | PDF | 479 pages | 9 Mb

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Exploring architecture from all regions of the world, this three-volume set chronicles and analyzes the twentieth century's vast architectural achievements, both within and well beyond the parameters of Modernism. With extensive coverage of architecture's multifaceted production from 1900 to 2000, the Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture provides readers with a singular resource on materials, theory, design, and practice during this fascinating century of innovation.

An international collection of 300 writers—including architectural and urban historians, preservationists, architects, engineers, critics, and scholars—presents a comprehensive and critical assessment of buildings, architects, cities, technologies, planning, and numerous related topics. Over 700 cross-referenced critical essays range in length from 1,000 to 6,000 words and include bibliographies to facilitate further study. The entries are brought vividly to life by over 500 black-and-white illustrations, as well as 24 pages of color images, including architectural drawings, plans, and contemporary and historic photographs.

Unlike existing reference works on the subject, which are limited to biographical or regional coverage, the Encyclopedia analyzes the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions, helping users understand the dispersal of architectural types, movements, styles, and building practices across geographic and cultural boundaries. Readers will learn not only about noted architects, prominent firms, and influential buildings, but also about architecture's role—physical, social, artistic, and political—in the development of cities, countries, and regions worldwide.

Designed for the general reader as well as scholars and experts, the Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture offers far-reaching coverage and provides a complete one-stop reference resource on architecture throughout the world over the past hundred years.

Analyzes the century's remarkable development and dissemination of architectural styles around the globe

More than 700 contributed, cross-referenced entries with lists of additional readings

Composed by an international team of 300 writers including architects, historians, preservationists, critics, and scholars

Over 500 black-and white illustrations

24 pages of color images

Thorough, analytical index

R. Stephen Sennott is Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology where he teaches graduate courses in architectural history. Research and publications focus on 20th-century architecture and planning for the automobile, Chicago architecture, American architects, and historic preservation of 20th-century architecture. He taught courses in American Studies, Communications, and the History of Art and Architecture at Lake Forest College prior to joining the College of Architecture faculty at IIT in 2001.

His publications include "Forever Inadequate to the Rising Stream: Dream Cities, Automobiles, and Urban Street Mobility in Central Chicago," in Zukowsky, John, ed., Chicago Architecture and Design, 1923-1993: Reconfiguration of an American Metropolis (1993); "Hyde Park and South Shore," in Sinkevitch, Alice, ed., AIA Guide to Chicago (1993; second edition, 2004); and "Chicago Architects and the Automobile, 1906-26: Adaptations in Horizontal and Vertical Space," in Jan Jennings, ed., Roadside America: The Automobile in Design and Culture (1990). He has contributed entries to the Dictionary of American History (2003) and the American National Biography (1999).


Advisory Board Members ii
Acknowledgments vii
Introduction x
Entry List xvi
Thematic List of Entries xliv
Entries A–F 1


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