100 Buildings 100 Years
Author(s): Edited by Susannah Charlton & Elain Harwood
Year published: 2014
Publisher: Twentieth Century Society
Total Pages: 208
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
The 100 buildings, nominated by C20 Society members and supporters, showcase the broad variety of architectural talent in Britain from 1914-2014. The structures celebrated in this book include the Royal Festival Hall, the Hepworth Gallery, Preston Bus Station, Battersea Power Station, the Barbican Estate and the Aquatics Centre. The nominations of the buildings are written by noted experts and enthusiasts in the field of architecture, heritage and deisgn, including Gavin Stamp, Elain Harwood, Alan Powers, Owen Hatherley, Oliver Wainwright and Rowan Moore. Essays on the Inter-war Decades, Post-war Architecture and Postmodernism give context to the buildings featured.
The Twentieth Century Society protects outstanding architecture and design dating from 1914 onwards, so in 2014 it is marking 100 years of buildings under its protection. It’s remit has always been to protect the best of all types and styles of architecture and design from neo-Georgian to Art Deco, Modern Movement to prefab, and its campaigns now extend to brutalist and postmodern buildings.