The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architecture

The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architecture

4 (3 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?


This ambitious study uses the concept of the familiar and the avant-garde practice of defamiliarization to reexamine some of the most important buildings of the twentieth century. The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in Twentieth-Century Architecture examines the work--written and built--of four seminal twentieth-century architects and firms: Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Aldo Rossi, and the partnership of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. In approaching the history of twentieth-century Western architecture from the perspective of the architectural subject--the person architects imagine experiencing their work--Jean La Marche reveals new insights into the ways humans are imagined in relation to architecture.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 136 x 244 x 12mm | 322.05g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252075617
  • 9780252075612
  • 1,750,079

Review quote

"La Marche's assertions are challenging, his bibliography impressive, and his citations thoughtful." Azure "The topic of The Familiar and the Unfamilar in Twentieth-Century Architecture is an important and provocative one that has not been fully explored in architecture. The book is well written, clear, articulate, and logically organized... Jean La Marche's use of language is fresh and without jargon." Dana Cuff, author of Architecture: The Story of Practice
show more

About Jean La Marche

Jean La Marche, an associate professor of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo, is the author of several articles on architectural theory.
show more

Rating details

3 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 33% (1)
4 33% (1)
3 33% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X