Focusing on modern architecture, this book gives readers the tools they need to grasp the architectural language and building forms of this diverse period. Part of an accessibly written and generiously illustrated series on architecture through the ages, this book features modern architecture's most important architects and buildings, interior and exterior photographs, detailed images, drawings and plans. A style driven by huge technological advances, modernism is architecture's most diverse period. It encompasses buildings as varied as the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State skyscraper. This volume helps readers sort through the numerous movements, schools of design, and architectural styles of Modernism. Chronologically arranged, it includes some of twentieth century's most exciting buildings.