The Future of Architecture Since 1889


A comprehensive and far-ranging single-volume history of twentieth-century architecture


Jean-Louis Cohen


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Overview
  • One of the most far-ranging single-volume histories of twentieth-century architecture
  • Written by a trusted authority in the fields of architecture and urbanism and a prominent writer, critic, curator and teacher
  • Exhaustively illustrated with buildings, projects, plans, drawings, and publications by well-known masters and rediscovered figures
  • With hundreds of drawings and photographs, as well as publications, portraits, diagrams, film stills and more
  • Destined to become one of the standard references on this time period for every student of architecture



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About the book
Truly far-ranging – both conceptually and geographically – The Future of Architecture Since 1889 is a rich, compelling history that may well influence future thinking about this period for years to come. Jean-Louis Cohen, one of today’s most distinguished architectural historians and critics, gives an authoritative and compelling account of the twentieth century, tracing an arc from industrialization through computerization, and linking architecture to developments in art, technology, urbanism and critical theory. Encompassing both well-known masters and previously neglected but significant architects, this book also reflects Cohen’s deep knowledge architecture across the globe, and in places such Eastern Europe and colonial Africa and South America that have rarely been included in histories of this period.

This comprehensive history is richly illustrated not only with buildings, projects and plans, but also with publications, portraits, paintings, diagrams, film stills, and exhibitions, showing the immense diversity of architectural thought and production throughout the twentieth century.



In The Press
'This is a must-have for architects, students and anyone who cares about the built environment.' Formmag.net (US)

'A comprehensive, cross-cultural history of the modern building...'Elle Decor (US)

'An outstanding primer to modernism, which has the insights and detours to make it interesting to the knowledgeable as well as the beginner. Wonderfully illustrated, wide-ranging, and with a beautiful dust jacket too.' Financial Times

'The Future of Architecture is the best comprehensive history of modernism to appear in a generation.' The New York Review of Books


About the author(s)
Jean-Louis Cohen is one of the most authoritative historians of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. He is the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts of NYU University. An articulate writer, popular lecturer, commentator for the French media, and leader of research teams, Cohen has received many honors and is the author of numerous books and articles about nearly every aspect of how modernization has affected the built environment.


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