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Modern Architecture: A Critical History (World of Art)

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    Kenneth Frampton(Author)

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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.

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.

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  • PDF | 424 pages
  • Kenneth Frampton(Author)
  • Thames and Hudson Ltd; 4th Revised edition edition (17 Sept. 2007)
  • English
  • 10
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Charlton on 5 November 2008

    Syllabus reading: this book is a brick of words. It is excellent in terms of delivering a very intensive and conscise history of modern architecture; and provides a great interlocking understanding of many important modern buildings. If I had a single criticism about it, it would be that the words are so packed together in it, as are the tiny thumbnail images that accompany them, that it can be quite a strain on the eyes to read. As a cohesive representation of 100 or so years of architecture it provides a main route from which personal investigation can begin. I, certainly, went searching the internet, and other books, for better images of many of the buildings mentioned in here.

  • By Guest on 8 August 2017

    As expected, good edition of the classic book by Frampton. Pocket size to carry everywhere.

  • By L. Luithlen on 29 April 2016

    The book is much more than a chronology of architecture. What makes it special is its tissue as a number of overlapping essays setting modern architecture in its historical, political and ideological context from a critical distance. The packaging in relative short chapters helps the reader to follow a complex and lively narrative.

  • By J. Clarke on 4 January 2010

    An excellent read that will help any student architect etc. to understand the fundamentals of modern architecture.

  • By Mr.M.W.March on 30 November 2014

    As a package with Modern Architecture Since 1900 first class.

  • By nh on 19 March 2012

    This is an useful book on modernism for architecture students. Provides casestudies of some buildings and ideas that established the 20th centurey architecture

  • By sasi on 10 July 2014

    A must-read book for architects.

  • By JP on 1 November 2012

    The book has been updated and offers a section of contemporary architecture in the global context. Very good, since long ago.


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