A travel tool for tourists interested in architecture, an outstanding selection of works that have positioned Swiss architecture at the center of the international architectural debate.
[Guide to the architecture of the 20th century. Switzerland] This pocket guide to the architecture of the 20th century in Switzerland offers a selection of about six hundred works, presented in 260 profiles, the result of examination of over one thousand buildings. A single handy volume containing all the most significant architectural episodes of the century, organized by region and canton, through the three cultural areas of Switzerland: German, French and Italian. An ideal itinerary starting in the canton of Zurich, moving from north to south, concluding in the Graubünden and, finally, Canton Ticino.
The path brings out the linguistic variety of Swiss architecture, its various approaches, while identifying the characteristics of its rationalism, with its historical roots and modern attitudes derived from German architecture, and the autonomous local influences of the different cantons.
Apart from the indispensable features of a guide (images/place/address/architect/date), each profile offers brief comments and an essential specific bibliography for the work. The appendix contains indices by architect and by canton, and iconographic references.