- Author Bio
An accessible primer to the most important architectural touchstones of our time by today’s leading architects and teachers of architecture.
For this volume, over forty internationally renowned architects and educators—from Peter Eisenman and the late Zaha Hadid to Rafael Moneo and Cesar Pelli—were asked to list the top 100 twentieth-century architectural projects they would teach to students. The contributors were encouraged to select built projects where formal, spatial, technological, and organizational concepts responded to dynamic historical, cultural, social, and political circumstances. The capacity of these buildings to resist, adapt, and invent new typologies solidifies their timeless relevance to future challenges.
The result is presented here in this unique volume: a master list of the top 100 “must-know” built works of architecture designed and completed between 1900 and 2000. Ranging from houses and apartment buildings to museums and buildings for education and government, the book offers a wealth of extraordinary works of design and construction and is an essential edition for anyone with an interest in architecture and design.
Publicity: Reviews in the architecture market including Architectural Record, Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, etc. and within shelter press as the book is a great handbook for homeowners, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Interior Design, etc.
Library market reviews in Library Journal, Choice, Booknews, as well as writers for newspapers nationwide within House & Home sections.
ONLINE: Archinect.com, Archnewsnow.com, architectureweek.com, habituallychic.com, spire.com, archidose.com, culturekiosque.com, inhabitat.com, remodelista.com, smallhousestyle.com, etc.
"If given the chance to pick the brains of numerous starchitects about the most important buildings of the 20th century, you’d doubtlessly get a broad—and contentious—spectrum of answers. Pritzker Prize–winner Thom Mayne took on this task after noticing, in the architect’s words, “a declining awareness of historical precedent among my students.” Together with UCLA’s Now Institute, Mayne polled 40 architects—including Tadao Ando, Peter Eisenman, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, and others—to list the most influential buildings of the previous century. The results, to be released this fall, have been distilled in 100 Buildings, an essential guidebook for architecture students and design buffs alike, detailing the enduring influence of projects ranging from Villa Savoye to the Vanna Venturi House."
"To create this primer on iconic modern buildings, more than 50 internationally renowned architects and educators—including the late Zaha Hadid—were asked to list their top 100 20th-century architectural projects. The results—from the Gehry House in Santa Monica to the Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil—do not disappoint."