1960, following as it did the last CIAM meeting, signalled a turning point for the Modern Movement. From then on, architecture was influenced by seminal texts by Aldo Rossi and Robert Venturi, and gave rise to the first revisionary movement following Modernism. Bringing together leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the developments in architecture from 1960 to 2010. It consists of two parts: the first section providing a presentation of major movements in architecture after 1960, and the second, a geographic survey that covers a wide range of territories around the world. This book not only reflects the different perspectives of its various authors, but also charts a middle course between the 'aesthetic' histories that examine architecture solely in terms of its formal aspects, and the more 'ideological' histories that subject it to a critique that often skirts the discussion of its formal aspects.

chapter |6 pages

Introduction: Modernism and Beyond: The Plurality of Contemporary Architectures

ByElie G. Haddad, David Rifkind

part |2 pages


chapter 1|22 pages

Modern (or Contemporary) Architecture circa 1959

ByPeter L. Laurence

chapter 2|20 pages

Post-Modernism: Critique and Reaction

ByDavid Rifkind

chapter 3|18 pages

High-Tech: Modernism Redux

BySarah Deyong

chapter 4|22 pages

Deconstruction: The Project of Radical Self-Criticism

ByElie G. Haddad

chapter 5|24 pages

Greening Architecture: The Impact of Sustainability

ByPhillip Tabb

chapter 6|22 pages

Postcolonial Theories in Architecture

ByEsra Akcan

part |2 pages


chapter 7|24 pages

Architecture in North America since 1960

ByBrendan Moran

chapter 8|26 pages

Architectural Developments in Latin America: 1960–2010

ByZeuler R.M. de A. Lima

chapter 11|14 pages

Metaphorical Peripheries: Architecture in Spain and Portugal

ByXavier Costa

chapter 12|16 pages

Architecture in Switzerland: A Natural History

ByLaurent Stalder

chapter 14|16 pages

Finland: Architecture and Cultural Identity

ByTaisto H. Mäkelä

chapter 17|20 pages

Old Sites, New Frontiers: Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Iran

ByIran Pamela Karimi

chapter 18|20 pages

Beyond Tropical Regionalism: The Architecture of Southeast Asia

ByKelly Shannon

chapter 19|22 pages

Internationalism and Architecture in India after Nehru

ByAmit Srivastava, Peter Scriver

chapter 20|18 pages

Architecture in China in the Reform Era: 1978–2010

ByTao Zhu

chapter 21|18 pages

Architecture in Post-World War II Japan

ByKen Tadashi Oshima