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Hardback304 PagesSize: 207 × 135 mm
100 colour illustrations and 50 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781848223530Publication: December 18, 2019


Twenty Great Houses of the Twentieth Century

John Pardey


£40.00 GBP

Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of December 18, 2019

  • An engaging and accessible introduction to some of the key architects of the 20th century
  • Uses domestic architecture as a lens through which to understand these architects' wider architectural approaches
  • Written by an award-winning architect of contemporary housing projects


Ordered chronologically, and global in scope, this book provides an account of modern architecture through the prism of 20 of the most influential houses built over the past century. While it is impossible to compile a definitive ‘top 20’ list of houses, this volume includes arguably the best houses designed by some of the best-known modern architects. Each of these houses is highly original and has advanced architectural approaches and techniques.

John Pardey examines the ground-breaking ideas, sensitivity to detailing and materials in houses designed by the likes of Gerrit Rietveld, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Giuseppe Terragni, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames and Oscar Niemeyer, and seeks to discover what lessons they can still offer for architects practising today.

20/20 tells the story of the client, the architect, the house and the events around the construction of each dwelling during the turbulent 20th century. It offers readers a fascinating biography of great architects in which revelations are found in their most most intimate projects

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