Modern Architecture Through Case Studies
- Publish Date: 2002-10-08
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Peter Blundell Jones
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