Modern Architecture: A Critical History

Modern Architecture: A Critical History

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By (author) Kenneth Frampton

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 424 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 208mm x 30mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500203954
  • ISBN 13: 9780500203958
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 12,961

Product description

This acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. For this fourth edition, Kenneth Frampton has added a major new chapter that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years, the rise annd rise of the celebrity architect, and the way in which practices worldwide have addressed such issues as sustainability and habitat. The bibliography has also been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever.

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Author information

Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, New York.

Review quote

A useful and wide-ranging work of superior architectural scholarship, this ambitious publication contains many chapters that stand on their own as perceptive essays; it is marked throughout by a consistently mature critical intelligence. "

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I: Cultural Developments and Predisposing Techniques 1750 - 1939; Part II: A Critical History 1836 - 1967; Part III: Critical Assessment and Extension into the Present 1925 - 2007.