The definitive introductory book on the theory and history of regionalist architecture in the context of globalization, this text addresses issues of identity, community, and sustainability along with a selection of the most outstanding examples of design from all over the world.

Alex Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre give a readable, vivid, scholarly account of this major conflict as it relates to the design of the human-made environment. Demystifying the reasons behind how globalization enabled creativity and brought about unprecedented wealth but also produced new wastefulness and ecological destruction, the book also looks at how regionalism has also tended to confine, tearing apart societies and promoting destructive consumerist tourism.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction: The End of Geography?

chapter 1|10 pages

The Regional and the Classical Imperial

chapter 2|5 pages

The First Regionalist Building- Manifesto

chapter 3|17 pages

A Flat Archipelago of Garden- Villas

chapter 6|13 pages

From Regions to Nation

chapter 9|17 pages

International Style versus Regionalism

chapter 10|21 pages

Regionalism Rising

chapter 11|27 pages

Regionalism Redefined

chapter 12|22 pages

Regionalism Now