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Modern Architecture A Critical History

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ISBN-10: 0500203954

ISBN-13: 9780500203958

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Kenneth Frampton

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"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…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
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: 1.826
Language: English

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

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
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