This work on 20th-century architecture combines a clear general outline with analysis and interpretation of particular buildings.
While technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are fully treated, the final emphasis is on individuals and on the qualities that give buildings their lasting value.
For this revised and updated third edition, an appreciation of regional identity and variety has been incorporated, and also a section on recent architecture.
There are many new colour illustrations, plans and drawings.
The bibliography and notes have also been extended. This book sets the Modern tradition in perspective, relating it to earlier traditions, and analyzing its richness and complexity.