Modern Architecture: A Critical History
Third edition: revised and enlarged
This acclaimed survey of 20th-century architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. Now revised, enlarged and expanded, Kenneth Frampton brings the story up to date and adds an entirely new concluding chapter that focuses on four countries where individual talent and enlightened patron
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the
race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the
strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor
yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet
favor to men of skill; but time and chance
happeneth to them all.
Objective consideration of contemporary
phenomena compels the conclusion that
success or failure in competitive activities ...more
All elevated or lowly undertakings some would argue start with curiosity, the questions presents itself like a hungry belly grumbling with a question of why, how or more appropriately “how idiotic, why?” Three chapters into “Modern Archit ...more
Traccia a grandi linee la storia dell'architettura moderna dalla fine del Diciottesimo secolo ai giorni nostri. L'autore cerca di fare il punto della situazione, ma quattrocento pagine non sono sufficienti per descrivere la storia dell'architettura dal periodo moderno. Forse non ne basterebbero nemmeno duemila.
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