Modern Architecture: A Critical History

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Thames & Hudson, 2007 - Architecture - 424 pages
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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.

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Review: Modern Architecture: A Critical History (World of Art)

User Review  - Eric Moran - Goodreads

Fluffy, but Frampton is incredible in his historical writing. Read full review

Review: Modern Architecture: A Critical History (World of Art)

User Review  - Stefan Elsholtz - Goodreads

The best book I have found on modern architecture - not for the uninitiated, but those with background already will find a lot of deep insights here. Read full review

About the author (2007)

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

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