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Modern Architecture : A Critical History - Kenneth Frampton

Modern Architecture

A Critical History

Paperback Published: 3rd September 2007
ISBN: 9780500203958
Number Of Pages: 424

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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 increasingly active all over the world. The bibliography has been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever. 420 illustrations.

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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

Introductionp. 8
Cultural developments and predisposing techniques 1750-1939
Cultural transformations: Neo-Classical architecture 1750-1900p. 12
Territorial transformations: urban developments 1800-1909p. 20
Technical transformations: structural engineering 1775-1939p. 29
A critical history 1836-1967
News from Nowhere: England 1836-1924p. 42
Adler and Sullivan: the Auditorium and the high rise 1886-95p. 51
Frank Lloyd Wright and the myth of the Prairie 1890-1916p. 57
Structural Rationalism and the influence of Viollet-le-Duc: Gaudi, Horta, Guimard and Berlage 1880-1910p. 64
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School 1896-1916p. 74
The Sacred Spring: Wagner, Olbrich and Hoffmann 1886-1912p. 78
Antonio Sant'Elia and Futurist architecture 1909-14p. 84
Adolf Loos and the crisis of culture 1896-1931p. 90
Henry van de Velde and the abstraction of empathy 1895-1914p. 96
Tony Garnier and the Industrial City 1899-1918p. 100
Auguste Perret: the evolution of Classical Rationalism 1899-1925p. 105
The Deutsche Werkbund 1898-1927p. 109
The Glass Chain: European architectural Expressionism 1910-25p. 116
The Bauhaus: the evolution of an idea 1919-32p. 123
The New Objectivity: Germany, Holland and Switzerland 1923-33p. 130
De Stijl: the evolution and dissolution of Neo-Plasticism 1917-31p. 142
Le Corbusier and the Esprit Nouveau 1907-31p. 149
Mies van der Rohe and the significance of fact 1921-33p. 161
The New Collectivity: art and architecture in the Soviet Union 1918-32p. 167
Le Corbusier and the Ville Radieuse 1928-46p. 178
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Disappearing City 1929-63p. 186
Alvar Aalto and the Nordic tradition: National Romanticism and the Doricist sensibility 1895-1957p. 192
Giuseppe Terragni and the architecture of Italian Rationalism 1926-43p. 203
Architecture and the State: ideology and representation 1914-43p. 210
Le Corbusier and the monumentalization of the vernacular 1930-60p. 224
Mies van der Rohe and the monumentalization of technique 1933-67p. 231
The Eclipse of the New Deal: Buckminster Fuller, Philip Johnson and Louis Kahn 1934-64p. 238
Critical assessment and extension into the present 1925-91
The International Style: theme and variations 1925-65p. 248
New Brutalism and the architecture of the Welfare State: England 1949-59p. 262
The vicissitudes of ideology: CIAM and Team X, critique and counter-critique 1928-68p. 269
Place, Production and Scenography: international theory and practice since 1962p. 280
Critical Regionalism: modern architecture and cultural identityp. 314
World architecture and reflective practicep. 328
Architecture in the Age of Globalization: topography, morphology, sustainability, materiality, habitat and civic form 1975-2007p. 344
Select Bibliographyp. 390
Acknowledgmentsp. 412
Indexp. 414
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ISBN: 9780500203958
ISBN-10: 0500203954
Series: World of Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 3rd September 2007
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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