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"Kenneth Frampton's book [new book] approaches a very important issue for understanding the way in which architects proceed: the continuity between form and construction. But to establish this continuity doesn't simply mean to accept pure constructive determinism, and Frampton's book helps us to comprehend that beside whatever technical discovery there
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Hardcover, 430 pages
Published November 3rd 1995 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 1995)
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Jan 10, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing
I do intend on picking this one back up. I merely started reading it back when I had some strange notion that I would read about Modern Architecture in a somewhat chronological manner (thus reading through the Mies chapter, stopping before Kahn). I've since abandoned that madness (I kept creeping backwards in time) so eventually I'll pull this sucker back out...eventually...
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Aug 28, 2007 Ian rated it it was amazing
fantastic book, a very thorough look at techtonics. a much needed alternative perspective to a traditional taxonomy of arch. history. highly recommended (also, not for the faint of heart)
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useful read for insiders - architects, designers, etc. - one rigorous way of looking at the making of architecture and space
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Kenneth Frampton is a British architect, critic, historian and the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.

Frampton studied architecture at Guildford School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Subsequently he worked in Israel, with Middlesex County Council and Douglas Ste
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