This is an objective analysis of the recent changes in architecture stemming from the reaction against modernism led by the Prince of Wales. It is the sequel to the work by Reyner Banham, "Theory and Design in the First Machine Age" published in 1960 and Reyner Banham has endorsed Pawley's book. The book includes many references to actual buildings and leading architects, including Richard Rodgers and Norman Foster and provides an analysis of the real impact of electronic information technology on architecture and urban planning and an identification and illustration of the building type of the 21st century, the "new gothic solution". Modern electronic buildings that are like gothic cathedrals in their total dedication to an information architecture. The book also aims to explain why the "energy crisis" did not transform architecture in the direction of megastructures and did not halt the slide back to traditional styles.
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Pub, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110631158286
Descrizione libro Blackwell Pub, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Edition Unstated. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0631158286