The Twentieth Century Society

20th Century Architects

Alison and Peter Smithson by Mark Crinson Photo © Historic England/James O Davies
Arup Associates by Ken Powell Photo © Historic England/James O Davies
Frederick Gibberd by Christine Manley Photo © Historic England/James O Davies
Howell Killick Partridge & Amis by Geraint Franklin Photo © Historic England/James O Davies
Ernö Goldfinger by Elain Harwood & Alan Powers Photo © Historic England/James O Davies

Serious interest in British architecture of the years since 1914 has been growing rapidly, but it is still hard to find reliable guides to the major figures of the period. The monograph series 20th Century Architects was launched in 2009 to begin filling the gap, selecting individuals and practices that, in most cases, had never previously received any book-length coverage.

The books are clearly written and exceptionally well illustrated, taking an intelligent critical stance in relating their subjects to the ideas and movements of their time. The focus is on built work, documented with lists of buildings and bibliographic references, and the texts are accessible to non-specialist readers while ideal for academic reference.

Having published eleven titles in collaboration with the RIBA, the series is now being produced, still under the editorial guidance of the Twentieth Century Society, in collaboration with Historic England publishing. It furthers the work of both these organisations in linking knowledge and understanding to the need to identify, protect and conserve the best examples of the period in a range of modern and traditional styles.

Series editors: Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Barnabas Calder, Elain Harwood, Alan Powers

C20 Architects: current titles

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Forthcoming titles

Ernö Goldfinger by Elain Harwood and Alan Powers

Titles published to date

Herbert Rowse by Iain Jackson, Simon Pepper, Peter Richmond

Alison & Peter Smithson by Mark Crinson

Arup Associates by Ken Powell

Frederick Gibberd by Christine Hui Lan Manley

Howell Killick Partridge & Amis by Geraint Franklin

Wells Coates by Elizabeth Darling

John Madin by Alan Clawley

Ahrends, Burton and Koralek by Kenneth Powell

Roger Maguire & Keith Murray by Gerald Adler

Stephen Dykes Bower by Anthony Symondson

Chamberlin, Powell & Bon by Elain Harwood

Leonard Manasseh & Partners by Timothy Brittain-Catlin

McMorran & Whitby by Edward Denison

Ryder and Yates by Rutter Carroll

Powell & Moya by Kenneth Powell – out of print

Aldington, Craig and Collinge by Alan Powers – out of print