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Studies in tectonic culture : the poetics of construction in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture

Author: Kenneth Frampton; John Cava; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Studies in Tectonic Culture is nothing less than a rethinking of the entire modern architectural tradition. The notion of tectonics as employed by Frampton - the focus on architecture as a constructional craft - constitutes a direct challenge to current mainstream thinking on the artistic limits of postmodernism, and suggests a convincing alternative." "The book's ten essays and an epilogue trace the history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dessins et plans
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Frampton; John Cava; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
ISBN: 0262061732 9780262061735 0262561492 9780262561495
OCLC Number: 32131870
Notes: "Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois."
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention, 1995, in the category of Excellence in Design and Production, Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. 1995
Description: xi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction : reflections on the scope of the tectonic --
Greco-Gothic and Neo-Gothic : the Anglo-French origins of tectonic form --
The rise of the tectonic : core form and art form in the German enlightenment, 1750-1870 --
Frank Lloyd Wright and the text-tile tectonic --
Auguste Perret and classical rationalism --
Mies van der Rohne : avant-garde and continuity --
Louis Kahn : modernization and the new monumentality, 1944-1972 --
Jørn Utzon : transcultural form and the tectonic metaphor --
Carlo Scarpa and the adoratiaon of the joint --
Postscriptum : the tectonic trajectory, 1903-1994 --
The owl of Minverva : an epilogue.
Responsibility: Kenneth Frampton ; edited by John Cava.

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