A stylish celebration of some of the greatest buildings in Britain, from the 20th century and beyond, from the country’s leading organization for the protection of 20th-century architecture.
This fascinating book showcases 100 standout buildings from 1914 onward, representing the very best of 20th-century British architecture. First published in 2014 and now redesigned and updated in a brand-new edition, its glorious photography is accompanied by insightful texts from a range of expert architectural writers including Alan Powers, Owen Hatherley, and Rowan Moore, along with several longer essays on different aspects of the 20th-century built environment: Gavin Stamp on the inter-war decades, Elain Harwood on post-war architecture, and Timothy Brittain-Catlin on post-modernism.
The huge range of landmark buildings featured in this book includes:
The stately De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea
Humble wartime prefabs
Brutalist housing at the Barbican
John Outram’s colorful 80s Isle of Dogs pumping station
The groundbreaking Eden Project in Cornwall
and many more. From factories to art galleries, churches to health centers, office blocks to individual private dwellings, this book provides a captivating overview of the 20th-century built environment.
About The Author
The Twentieth Century Society is a British charity that campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage from 1914 onward. They provide support and advice to architects and planning authorities to protect the best twentieth-century architecture and design, whether through listing or sympathetic development and management.