One of two new titles in the Design Museum Fifty series published in conjunction with London's prestigious Design Museum.
The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Here Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, explores 50 of the most significant and striking buildings in the world, from the modernist aesthetic of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to the eye-catching flair of Beijing's CCTV Headquarters.
Villa Savoye, Poissy
Rockefeller Center, New York
Eames House, Los Angeles
Montreal Biosphere, Montreal
Pompidou Centre, Paris
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Beijing Olympic Stadium, Beijing
...and many more.
The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and architecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance.