Architecture Today

A guide to the prominent architectural movements of the last 25 years.

James Steele


Price: USD$59.95



  • An accessible guide to the prominent architectural styles and movements of the last 25 years
  • Clear, jargon-free text explains dominant trends and traces the work of leading contemporary architects around the world
  • Divided thematically into 16 chapters, with over 500 colour photographs ranging from the rationalist works of Aldo Rossi to the spectacular hotels of Las Vegas
  • Essential reading for all those interested in architecture, the visual arts and modern culture

In The Press

'As a beginner's guide to the trends of the last 25 years, Architecture Today is invaluable. Accessible text and a preponderance of colour pictures go a long way toward doing for architecture what Gombrich did for art.' (Creative Review)

'Exceptionally handsome. A lavish look at some of the best building trends since 1960.' (Met House)

'An ambitious guide to the trends in architecture over the last 25 years. In other words, a romp through all those tricky isms, from Vernacular to Deconstruction.' (The Sunday Times)

About the author(s)
James Steele is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has written a number of books including Pierre Koenig, Los Angeles Architecture and Queen Mary, all published by Phaidon.


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