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Architecture: A Modern View

Richard Rogers

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A manifesto that defines Richard Rogers’ thinking and his aspirations for the future


The crisis of modern architecture is part of a much larger crisis involving the whole question of the way we live and how we use the resources of our planet. Poor design, monotony, and inhuman scale are the results not of lack of talent nor the failures of the Modern Movement, but of a surrender to selfish interests and short-sighted economies.

Richard Rogers, perhaps the most original and inventive architect at work today, is a frequent commentator on the contemporary scene. In this book, available again after some years out of print, it is especially valuable to have his philosophy of design so succinctly summarized. As a practising architect, he is in the best possible position to appreciate how economic forces can create – or frustrate – good design. His book is illustrated largely by examples drawn from his own work, making it a professional record as well as a manifesto for the future.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 20.9 x 14.7 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Publication date: 22 July 2013

ISBN: 9780500342930

About the Author

Richard Rogers is a British architect noted for his modernist and functionalist designs. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building and Millennium Dome (both in London), and the European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg. He is a winner of the RIBA Gold Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Minerva Medal and Pritzker Prize.

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