Visionary Architecture

Visionary Architecture

Blueprints of the Modern Imagination

  1. Neil Spiller
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  • ISBN 9780500286555
  • 25.40 x 22.80 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 272pp
  • 450 Illustrations, 250 in colour
  • First published 2007

Now in paperback

‘… beautifully illustrated and well designed … a poke in the eye to banal architecture’ – The Architects’ Journal

For the past six decades, architects have created an astonishing, influential range of design ideas, architectural constructs and urban utopias.

Since the Second World War, technology has caught up with our imagination: such practitioners as Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman and Zaha Hadid, whose works were often considered too experimental or controversial to construct, are now creating real, iconic buildings.

The definitive history of visionary and experimental architecture since 1945, Visionary Architecture contains:–
A thematic overview of the most important and far-reaching work produced in the last sixty years
A survey of some of the most exciting practices working today, particularly in the digital realm, shown through case studies in each chapter, such as Diller+Scofidio, Morphosis and NOX
Illustrated glossary of ideas, movements, people and terms.

Narrative, case studies and glossary thus offer a complete resource for students and professionals and will become the authoritative source on a subject of essential interest for all in the world of architecture, building and construction.

Neil Spiller is Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory and Vice Dean of the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. He is also Director of the Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research Group (AVATAR). He is author of several books on architecture and digital culture, including Digital Dreams: Architecture and the New Alchemic Technologies and Cyberreader: Critical Writings for the Digital Era. He was the 2002 John and Magda McHale Research Fellow at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He lives in London.

Also of interest
Tracing Eisenman: Peter Eisenman Complete Works
Digital Architecture Now: A Global Survey of Emerging Talent
NOX: Machining Architecture
Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture