For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages and more, visit the
Encyclope dia of 20th Century Architecture website.
Focusing on architecture from all regions of the world, this three-volume set profiles the twentieth century's vast chronicle of architectural achievements, both within and well beyond the theoretical confines of modernism. Unlike existing works, this encyclopedia examines the complexities of rapidly changing global conditions that have dispersed modern architectural types, movements, styles, and building practices across traditional geographic and cultural boundaries.
"Sennott's well-conceived encyclopedia is the most impressive multivolume work in English to date... The writing is uniformly first-rate--concise, accessible, reliable, information-packed, intended expressively for educated readers... Highly recommended. Medium-sized and large libraries." -- Choice
"Quite an achievement... The entries are by turns fascinating, engrossing, stimulating, and reasonably thorough. Highly recommended to architecture and art libraries." -- Library Journal (starred review)
"The international coverage of not only architects and buildings but also materials, locations, movements, and other architectural topics distinguishes this resource... Recommended for large public libraries and academic libraries, especially those supporting architectural programs." -- Booklist/RBB
"Gives a clear concise analysis of 20th century architecture... Has a comprehensive index to allow easy access for students." -- Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Reference Title 2003
"A unique look at 20th century architecture... Comprehensive without being overpowering... Successfully reflects the complex interplay of planning needs, evolving technologies, historic tradition and contemporary aesthetics. Academic and public libraries will be well served by finding a place for it on their reference shelves." -- Against the Grain
"fills a serious need for a reference work focusing on twentieth-century world architecture... Updates and expands upon previous architectural encyclopedias... One of this set's greatest strengths is its wide sweep and its inclusion of little-known architects and buildings from other continents... Academic and museum libraries that serve active architectural programs will want to acquire this title, as well as large public libraries." -- Art Documentation
"A monumental effort... Painstakingly researched work." -- PLANetizen Top 10 Books List
"Designed for general readers as well as students... This three-volume reference contains 700-plus entries by 300 writers on topics pertinent to 20th-century architecture worldwide." -- Art Book News Annual
"This scholarly encyclopedia provides an in-depth examination of the development of architecture in the 20th century... This excellent set will add tremendous depth to any art or architectural reference collection." -- Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews
"In terms of currency and breadth of subject matter, there is no comparable single resource available on twentieth-century architecture... This publication succeeds as a reference source that covers a vast range of architectural styles, movements, and theories that were unique to the time period... As no other resource will cover this timer period and variety of relevant topics, this publication is highly recommended for the reference collection of art and architecture libraries." -- American Reference Books Annual
"Essential for architecture and design schools and useful for public libraries. The Encyclopedia's real strength lies in its coverage of building materials, cities and countries, stylistic terms and movements, and architectural critics and historians. These articles give users valuable entry points into subjects not explored in any other single reference source." -- Art Libraries Journal