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The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Here Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, explores 50 of the most significant and striking buildings in the world, from the modernist aesthetic of Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye to the eye-catching flair of Beijing’s CCTV Headquarters.

Contents include:
Villa Savoye, Poissy
Rockefeller Center, New York
Eames House, Los Angeles
Montreal Biosphere, Montreal
Pompidou Centre, Paris
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Beijing Olympic Stadium, Beijing
Selfridges, Birmingham
…and many more.