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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This work presents a comprehensive survey of international architecture at the
end of the century and offers a critical study of the social, cultural and
political changes that are shaping the built environment today. Continual
advances in science and technology, shifting demographics and greater global
communications constantly transform lifestyles and business practices, and
prompt a perpetual reinterpretation of architectural ideology and building
types. The book is divided into 12 chapters, each organized typologically into
building functions - visual arts, performance, religion, consumerism, living,
workplace, learning, industry, sport, tourism, transport, civic realm and
megastructures. It presents over 300 recent public and private buildings, from
housing and work environments to sports and leisure facilities, by many of the
world's key protagonists, and examines the evolution of new architectural
solutions from the late 60s to the end of the century and beyond. Biographical
details of the major architects featured are also included.