100 20th-Century Buildings

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.

  • Publish Date: June 11, 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Buildings - General
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 8-3/4 x 8-3/4
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $40.00
  • CDN Price: $55.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-869-2

Author Bookshelf: Twentieth Century Society