Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture” as Want to Read:
Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  119 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
edited by John Cava
"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
...more
Hardcover, 430 pages
Published November 3rd 1995 by MIT Press (MA) (first published 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Studies in Tectonic Culture, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Studies in Tectonic Culture

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Michael
Jan 10, 2008 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...
James Hicks
Jan 16, 2008 rated it liked it
useful read for insiders - architects, designers, etc. - one rigorous way of looking at the making of architecture and space
Ian
Aug 28, 2007 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)
Peter
rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2016
Edison Parra
rated it it was ok
Apr 07, 2017
Fernando Murillo
rated it liked it
Jan 25, 2018
Wu Zhongping
rated it liked it
Dec 16, 2014
Michael Paul
rated it really liked it
Mar 26, 2013
Rebecca
rated it liked it
Jul 24, 2007
Rae
rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2013
Aaron
rated it it was amazing
Mar 12, 2012
Katie
rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2008
Nico
rated it it was amazing
Feb 25, 2016
Steven
rated it it was amazing
Oct 09, 2012
Ryan Derek b.
rated it really liked it
Oct 03, 2012
Kristopher Williams
rated it really liked it
May 03, 2016
Atelier DC
rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2016
Tim Patterson
rated it it was amazing
May 15, 2015
Santos
rated it it was amazing
Jul 27, 2012
Phirum
rated it it was amazing
Nov 15, 2007
Simona
rated it it was amazing
Apr 26, 2015
Mark
rated it it was amazing
Apr 04, 2013
Ivan Lam
rated it really liked it
Nov 19, 2015
Keith
rated it it was amazing
Nov 08, 2007
Krembo99
rated it it was ok
Dec 14, 2008
Ermira
rated it it was amazing
Nov 30, 2017
Tasya
rated it it was amazing
Apr 25, 2018
Joel
rated it liked it
Apr 23, 2016
Sheikh Tajamul
rated it really liked it
Mar 25, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition
  • Modern Architecture Since 1900
  • Collage City
  • Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
  • The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely
  • Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development
  • Theory and Design in the First Machine Age
  • On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change
  • What Time Is This Place?
  • Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture:: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965 - 1995
  • The Classical Language of Architecture
  • The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture
  • Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books
  • Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius
  • Rethinking Architecture: Reader in Cultural Theory
  • Precedents in Architecture: Analytic Diagrams, Formative Ideas, and Partis
  • The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History
  • Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
35 followers
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
...more
More about Kenneth Frampton