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'Talk About Contemporary Architecture' provides the general public with the keys to understanding architecture from the 1970s up to the present day, exploring where it came from and where its future lies. The work is broken down into chapters that decipher a diverse range of essential concepts and approach the subject in a new way, asking: what is contemporary architecture; is an architect an artist or a brand; who are the women making their mark in this traditionally male world; how has architecture made an impact on cinema; and, how is it changing the way we live.
The answers to all of these questions are explained in clear and engaging text, guiding the reader to appreciate this art form that pervades all public spaces and is of universal interest. Designed as an accessible introduction, this work highlights the essential buildings that changed the face of architecture, as well as the thirty movers and shakers of the architecture world who have initiated and propelled movements ranging from minimalism to post- modernism to ecological construction. The book is completed by a detailed chronology and a glossary of the essential vocabulary needed to talk about architecture.