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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This work is a comprehensive overview of architecture worldwide since the
1960s. A guide to the many and varied contemporary architectural trends, it
leads the reader through the styles and movements of architecture in the latter
half of the 20th century. The Modern Movement in architecture early in the 20th
century gave rise to the "International Style" - architecture was intended to
transcend its time and place and provide a new world order in building and city
planning. In the 1960s, modernism was seriously challenged by architects who
began to question the validity of its principles. In place of modernism, a
diverse array of building types and styles, driven by new architectural beliefs
and theories, began to emerge. This text is an attempt to make sense of the
pluralistic nature of contemporary architecture, by offering an accessible
critique of the world's most prominent architectural movements and trends.