Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture : A Critical History

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 26.92mm | 880g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • 417 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0500203954
  • 9780500203958
  • 15,593

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
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'One of the most important works on modern architecture we have today' - Architectural Design 'A power-packed book that takes the reader from the mid-18th century to the present day, from Boullee to Hadid with many pleasant and informative visitations in between ... Highly recommended' - Building Engineer
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About Kenneth Frampton

Professor Kenneth Frampton is a distinguished architectural historian and the author of many books, including Renzo Piano: The Complete Logbook and Le Corbusier, both published by Thames & Hudson. He is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.
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