Theory and Design in the First Machine Age

Theory and Design in the First Machine Age

Reyner Banham
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First published in 1960, Theory and Design in the First Machine Age has become required reading in numerous courses on the history of modern architecture and is widely regarded as one of the definitive books on the modern movement.

It has influenced a generation of students and critics interested in the formation of attitudes, themes, and forms which were characteristic of artists and architects working primariliy in Europe between 1900 and 1930 under the compulsion of new technological developments in the first machine age.

  • A classic architectural theory text by one of the leading theorists of twentieth century architecture
  • Discusses developments in early twentieth century architecture - a period of innovation and revolution in architectural design
  • Features the key players, such as Le Corbusier, Choisy and De Stijl whose impact on design is still being felt today


Author: Reyner Banham

Publisher: Architectural Press

Format: Paperback

Pages: 352

ISBN: 9780750607186

Publication Date: 1981