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Modern Architecture A Critical History

ISBN-10: 0500203954
ISBN-13: 9780500203958
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Kenneth Frampton
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 9/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

"One of the most important works on modern architecture we have today."Architectural Design "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."New York Review of Books This acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. For the fourth edition Kenneth Frampton has added a major new section that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years and examines the phenomenon of international celebrity architects who are increasingly active all over the world. The bibliography has been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever. 420 illustrations.

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

Introduction
Cultural developments and predisposing techniques 1750-1939
Cultural transformations: Neo-Classical architecture 1750-1900
Territorial transformations: urban developments 1800-1909
Technical transformations: structural engineering 1775-1939
A critical history 1836-1967
News from Nowhere: England 1836-1924
Adler and Sullivan: the Auditorium and the high rise 1886-95
Frank Lloyd Wright and the myth of the Prairie 1890-1916
Structural Rationalism and the influence of Viollet-le-Duc: Gaudi, Horta, Guimard and Berlage 1880-1910
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School 1896-1916
The Sacred Spring: Wagner, Olbrich and Hoffmann 1886-1912
Antonio Sant'Elia and Futurist architecture 1909-14
Adolf Loos and the crisis of culture 1896-1931
Henry van de Velde and the abstraction of empathy 1895-1914
Tony Garnier and the Industrial City 1899-1918
Auguste Perret: the evolution of Classical Rationalism 1899-1925
The Deutsche Werkbund 1898-1927
The Glass Chain: European architectural Expressionism 1910-25
The Bauhaus: the evolution of an idea 1919-32
The New Objectivity: Germany, Holland and Switzerland 1923-33
De Stijl: the evolution and dissolution of Neo-Plasticism 1917-31
Le Corbusier and the Esprit Nouveau 1907-31
Mies van der Rohe and the significance of fact 1921-33
The New Collectivity: art and architecture in the Soviet Union 1918-32
Le Corbusier and the Ville Radieuse 1928-46
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Disappearing City 1929-63
Alvar Aalto and the Nordic tradition: National Romanticism and the Doricist sensibility 1895-1957
Giuseppe Terragni and the architecture of Italian Rationalism 1926-43
Architecture and the State: ideology and representation 1914-43
Le Corbusier and the monumentalization of the vernacular 1930-60
Mies van der Rohe and the monumentalization of technique 1933-67
The Eclipse of the New Deal: Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson and Louis Kahn 1934-64
Critical assessment and extension into the present 1925-91
The International Style: theme and variations 1925-65
New Brutalism and the architecture of the Welfare State: England 1949-59
The vicissitudes of ideology: CIAM and Team X, critique and counter-critique 1928-68
Place, Production and Scenography: international theory and practice since 1962
Critical Regionalism: modern architecture and cultural identity
World architecture and reflective practice
Architecture in the Age of Globalization: topography, morphology, sustainability, materiality, habitat and civic form 1975-2007
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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