make the most of Lovereading likeyoulove
Search our site
The Heart of Mars by Paul Magrs Read the opening extract of the brand new Paul Magrs book before its publication on 15/03/2018

New Directions in Contemporary Architecture - Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988 by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi

New Directions in Contemporary Architecture - Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988


New Directions in Contemporary Architecture - Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988 by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi

Rem Koolhaas has defined architecture as a chaotic adventure. Nothing could be more true than that of the last two decades. Never has architecture been so unbridled and so extraordinary: the architectural cast has never been so wide and their works so diverse. What though if you are new to the subject? How is it possible to make sense of this seemingly unruly architectural landscape? There are so many different types of architecture, so many designers with such varying and even contradictory approaches. This book is a much needed navigation guide for anyone interested in modern architecture. Organised chronologically, it enables you to find your way through one of the most prolific periods of building design. It looks at buildings in often contrasting styles that have been built almost simultaneously across the world with their roots in very different tendencies and schools of thought. A loose but effective framework is provided, which pulls all these multiple threads together, while key buildings are described individually with a unique clarity and precision.* Covers seminal works, such as Guggenheim Bilbao and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.* Features key architects: Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano* Illustrated with more than 220 colour images Order your copy today.

About the Author

Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi is an architectural writer and critic. He teaches Contemporary Architectural History at La Sapienza University in Rome. He writes for: Domus, The Plan, L'Arca, Abitare and Architectural Design . He is the Italian correspondent for A10 new European architecture, Monument (Australia) and The Architect's Newspaper (USA). He is an editor for Le Carre Bleu . Prestinenza Puglisi is the director of the weekly pres S/Tletter ( ) and curator of numerous exhibitions and events. He has written many books and is also the guest-editor of Italy: A New Architectural Landscape, Architectural Design, 2007. His writings can be found online at:

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th April 2008


Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi

More books by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Author 'Like for Like'


John Wiley & Sons Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


240 pages





I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore