Author(s): Jean-Louis Cohen
The highly acclaimed history of the architecture of the twentieth century and beyond - now in paperback Jean-Louis Cohen, one of the world's leading architectural historians, serves up a compelling account of the developments that have shaped the world in which we live today. This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radical developments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism, and critical theory.
Jean-Louis Cohen is one of the most accomplished historians of twentieth-century architecture and urbanism. He currently holds the Sheldon H. Solow Chair in the History of Architecture at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. An articulate writer, curator, lecturer, commentator, and leader of research teams, Cohen is author of numerous acclaimed books and articles.