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Modern Architecture

A Critical History. World of Art

By (author) Kenneth Frampton
Genres: Architecture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 3rd Sep 2007
Dimensions: w 148mm h 211mm d 27mm
Weight: 900g
ISBN-10: 0500203954
ISBN-13: 9780500203958
Barcode No: 9780500203958
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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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.