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20/20: Twenty Great Houses of the Twentieth Century

Author/EditorPardey, John (Author)
ISBN: 9781848223530
Pub Date03/09/2020
BindingHardback
Pages224
Dimensions (mm)240(h) * 170(w)
20/20 provides an account of modern architecture through the prism of 20 of the most influential houses built over the past century, including examples of the best houses designed by some of the best-known modern architects.
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Ordered chronologically, and global in scope, this book provides an account of modern architecture through the prism of 20 of the most influential houses built over the past century. By telling the stories of these houses, it offers a fascinating biography of some of the greatest modern architects.

John Pardey examines the ground-breaking ideas, sensitivity to detailing and materials in houses designed by the likes of Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Giuseppe Terragni, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames and Oscar Niemeyer, and seeks to discover what lessons they can still offer for architects practising today.

20/20 tells the story of the client, the architect, the house and the events around the construction of each dwelling during the turbulent 20th century. It offers readers a fascinating biography of great architects in which revelations are found in their most intimate projects.

Ordered chronologically, and global in scope, this book provides an account of modern architecture through the prism of 20 of the most influential houses built over the past century. By telling the stories of these houses, it offers a fascinating biography of some of the greatest modern architects.

John Pardey examines the ground-breaking ideas, sensitivity to detailing and materials in houses designed by the likes of Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Giuseppe Terragni, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames and Oscar Niemeyer, and seeks to discover what lessons they can still offer for architects practising today.

20/20 tells the story of the client, the architect, the house and the events around the construction of each dwelling during the turbulent 20th century. It offers readers a fascinating biography of great architects in which revelations are found in their most intimate projects.

John Pardey is a leading architect, the winner of national RIBA awards and the 2013 Gold Medal for Architecture in Wales, whose practice John Pardey Architects (JPA) was named one of Britain's top six residential design practices in the Sunday Times in April 2014. He has taught at the South Bank, PCL, Canterbury and Portsmouth Schools of Architecture, is the author of Utzon: Two houses on Majorca (2005) and Louisiana and Beyond: The work of Vilhelm Wohlert (2007) and contributed to Houses: Created by Peter Aldington (2016)

1: Schroeder House; 2: Villa Savoye; 3: Villa Muller; 4: Tugendhat House; 5: Dalsace House; 6: Fallingwater; 7: Villa Bianca; 8: Villa Mairea; 9: Desert House; 10: Eames House; 11: Farnsworth House; 12: Utzon House; 13: Niemeyer House; 14: Maisons Jaoul; 15: Stahl House; 16: Gwathmey House; 17: Fisher House; 18: San Christobal; 19: Can Lis; 20: Marie Short House

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