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20th-Century World Architecture

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20th-Century World Architecture portrays, for the first time, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces.

Specially designed and commissioned graphics at the start of the atlas explore the changing economic and political contexts of architectural production throughout this fascinating century, and highlight the flow of architectural ideas and architects around the globe. The selection of projects brilliantly illustrates the built outcomes of these formal and cultural influences in every corner of the world, with some surprising revelations. 

Divided into six world regions and 29 sub-regions, over 80 countries are represented. The collection is the result of a rigorous selection process and the input of more than 150 specialists from around the world, ensuring that each region has benefited from expert advice.

Every building is located on maps that are defined by contemporary political geography, with detailed information accompanying each project, which is fully illustrated and described by a short text. In addition, a mass of useful information is provided in extensive indexes.

008 Introduction 010 World Data 010 Building Locations 012 Trade and Colonialism 014 Migrate Flows 016 Climate

018 Oceania (Buildings 001-018) 020 Australia 041 New Zealand 049 New Caledonia

050 Asia (Buildings 028-137) 052 Southwest Asia 053 Israel 059 Saudi Arabia 062 Iraq 065 Armenia 066 Georgia 067 Kuwait 069 Qatar 070 Iran 073 Central and South Asia 074 Uzbekistan 075 Afghanistan 076 Pakistan 080 India 104 Sri Lanka 107 Bangladesh 109 China and South Korea 110 China 118 South Korea 121 Japan 159 Southeast Asia 160 Cambodia 162 Malaysia 164 Singapore 166 Indonesia 167 Philippines

168 Europe (Buildings 138-501) 170 Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland 171 Iceland 174 Norway 179 Sweden 188 Denmark 197 Finland 206 United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland  207 Republic of Ireland 210 United Kingdom 244 Netherlands and Belgium 245 Belgium 252 Netherlands 273 France 303 Spain and Portugal 304 Spain 325 Portugal

330 Germany 373 Switzerland 396 Austria 411 Italy 454 Russian Federation 475 Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic 476 Estonia 477 Latvia 478 Belarus 479 Poland 493 Czech Republic 503 Ukraine

508 Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania 509 Slovakia 513 Hungary 518 Slovenia 522 Croatia 528 Serbia 529 Romania 531 Greece and Turkey 532 Greece 538 Turkey

544 Africa (Buildings 502-562) 546 Africa North 547 Morocco 555 Algeria 563 Eritrea 565 Senegal 566 Mauritania 567 Mali 568 Guinea 569 Niger 570 Ivory Coast 571 Ghana 575 Nigeria 579 Cameroon 580 Africa South 581 Burundi 582 Rwanda 583 Uganda 585 Kenya 587 Tanzania 589 Democratic Republic of the Congo 590 Zambia 591 Zimbabwe 592 Madagascar 593 Mozambique 595 Republic of South Africa

610 North America (Buildings 538-688) 612 Canada 626 USA West 660 USA East 709 Mexico 726 Central America and Caribbean

742 South America (Buildings 689-757) 744 South America North 745 Bolivia 747 Ecuador 748 Colombia 753 Bolivia 760 Brazil 767 South America South 768 Brazil 792 Paraguay 793 Uruguay 797 Argentina 806 Chile

814 Indexes 814 Building Types Index 819 Index of Architects and Practices 826 Index of Buildings 830 Index of Places 831 Acknowledgments and Picture Credits

Publisher: Phaidon Press Language: English Format: Hardback  Dimensions: 450 x 310 mm (17 3/4 x 12 1/4 in) Pages: 832 (3000 colour illustrations, 2500 black and white illustrations) ISBN: 978-0714857060

Cite:Diego Hernandez. "20th-Century World Architecture" 11 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/279578/20th-century-world-architecture/>