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Frampton, Kenneth

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Modern architecture : a critical history by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

183 editions published between 1980 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 patronage have combined to produce a comprehensive and convincing architectural culture: Finland, France, Spain and Japan
American masterworks : the twentieth century house by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the twentieth century the United States has provided remarkably fertile ground for innovative residential architecture, from the Shingle Style pioneered on the East Coast in the late nineteenth century to the deconstructivist experiments in California today. Over the decades, American and international architects alike responded to this country's rising standard of living, rapidly expanding suburbs, and receptive often liberal clients - factors that encouraged the creative use of both unorthodox building materials and mass-produced components. One chapter is devoted to each of 34 houses by such luminaries as Richard Neutra, Eliel Saarinen, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Philip Johnson, Charles Moore, Louis Kahn, and Frank Gehry. Selections of the architects' plans and finest freehand drawings complement the photographs in this history of exceptional American house design. The text by Kenneth Frampton explores each house in depth, discussing its context in the progression of American architecture, its role in the architect's oeuvre, and its broader relationship to the history of twentieth-century American cultural and artistic movements
Commodification and spectacle in architecture : a Harvard design magazine reader( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than ever, architectural design is seen as a means to promote commercial goals. Bringing together an impressive and varied group of critics and practitioners, this collection will help to sharpen the discussion of how design can respond to our hypercommodified culture
Studies in tectonic culture : the poetics of construction in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 contemporary form as an evolving poetics of structure and construction. Its analytical framework rests on Frampton's close readings of key French, German, and English sources from the eighteenth century to the present."--Cover
Frank Lloyd Wright : the houses by Alan Weintraub( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van de beroemde Amerikaanse architect (1867-1959)
Modern architecture, 1851-1945 by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvar Aalto : between humanism and materialism by Alvar Aalto( Book )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by Peter Reed, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Le Corbusier by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le Corbusier is probably the most famous architect of the 20th century. The richness and variety of his work and his passionately expressed philosophy of architecture have had a gigantic impact on the urban fabric and the way we live. Weaving through his long and prolific life are certain recurrent themes - his perennial drive towards new types of dwelling, from the early white villas to the Unite d'Habitation at Marseilles; his evolving concepts of urban form, including the Plan Vision of 1925 with its cruciform towers imposed on the city of Paris and his work at Chandigarh in India; and his belief in a new technocratic order. The distinguished critic and historian Kenneth Frampton re-examines all these facets of his artistic and philosophical world-view in light of recent thinking, and presents us with a Le Corbusier for the 21st century."--Jacket
James Carpenter : environmental refractions by S Marpillero( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Carpenter is an artist and sculptor whose work focuses on developing new glass and material technologies. His interest in architecture has evolved into a unique design practice that ranges from technical glass and materials consulting to designing curtain walls, roofing systems, bridges, and sculptures. In James Carpenter: Environmental Refractions, the artist's first monograph, author Sandro Marpillero explores the unique opportunities afforded by the transparency, reflectivity, and compressive strength of glass. With over 300 images, this book brings to light the work of an exciting designer crossing the boundaries between architecture, engineering, and fine arts. James Carpenter Design Associates, founded in 1978, has worked collaboratively with preeminent architects and engineers in the United States and abroad--including Norman Foster, Richard Meier, SOM, and Michael Van Valkenburgh--creating the artistic complement to many significant buildings. James Carpenter, in collaboration with Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, have been chosen to design and build an undulating glass dome for the new Penn Station."--Publisher's website
Le Corbusier : architect of the twentieth century by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as the greatest architect of the 20th century, the Swiss-born Le Corbusier (1887-1965) left an indelible mark on modern building design and city planning. Here is an authoritative exploration of Le Corbusier's greatest buildings
Plain modern : the architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons by Malcolm Quantrill( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The austere beauty of the Nova Scotia landscape serves as an integral part of the architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons. The work of this native son responds to this unique topography and to the vernacular building traditions that define its communities. His houses, nestled along the Atlantic coast, combine regional forms with local materials, technologies, and building practices to create works that are linked to their environments." "In recent years, as MacKay-Lyons's practice has rapidly expanded to include institutional work on an international scale, the architect has pushed the classifications of critical regionalism and cultural sustainability to new extremes. In this book, historian and critic Malcom Quantrill crafts a telling portrait of MacKay-Lyons, elucidating the "peculiar regionality" of his firm's work and the methodology it employs, which has enabled it to transcend national bounds."--Jacket
Calatrava bridges by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 90-99: Projekt für die Wettsteinbrücke in Basel
Pierre Chareau : architect and craftsman, 1883-1950 by Marc Vellay( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remarkable book about the wonderful architect Pierre Chareau. The only monograph about Pierre Chareau. Huge catalogue raisonne, period 1883-1950. Design and architecture. Including his magnificent Maison de Verre. Profusely illustrated
Architects in competition : international architectural competi[ti]ons of the last 200 years by Hilde de Haan( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of new Prague, 1895-1945 by Rostislav Švácha( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the architecture of Prague from the turn of the century to the end of World War II. The book documents the architects, structures and theoretical underpinnings that helped to shape Prague's cultural heritage and present-day artistic spirit
Modernity and community : architecture in the Islamic world by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse, fotos og grundplaner af 9 projekter hædret med The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2001
Labour, work and architecture : collected essays on architecture and design by Kenneth Frampton( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and Italian and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of writings by the architectural critic, Kenneth Frampton ... brings together a number of influential texts, written over the last thirty-five years, which focus on twentieth-century architecture, dealing with themes and movements, built works and the architects responsible for these buildings. The essays are presented in chronological order under the successive rubrics of 'theory', 'history', and 'criticism', and together they serve to position modern architecture in its broader historical and cultural context. The anthology includes early critical reviews from the 1960s and 1970s analysing contemporary buildings, as well as theoretical and historical essays examining the ideological and material circumstances under which buildings are produced"--Bookjacket
Richard Meier, architect : 1992/1999 by Richard Meier( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and significance of Richard Meier's work is discussed in two essays by the distinguished architectural historians and critics Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rykwert. A postscript by Arata Isozaki, a biographical chronology, and a selected bibliography complete the monograph
World architecture 1900-2000 : a critical mosaic( Book )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series of 10 volumes record[s] the century's most significant architectural achievements and cover[s] all parts of the world. Altogether 1000 buildings and urban complexes have been selected by noted architectural writers and critics. Within each volume, one hundred significant examples represent the political, economical, cultural and demographic evolution of the particular region over the century. THe evident complexity of the enterprise cannot entirely exclude a few arbitrary choices. Not only does the selection procedure reflect individual choices, but also the division of the globe into transnational regions of vastly differing size and character evokes a specific appearance of world architecture. Thus this architectural collection is to be understood as a critical mosaic representing as a whole the entire evolution of world architecture from 1900-2000"--Bookjackets
Santiago Calatrava : Ingenieur-Architektur by Santiago Calatrava( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Modern architecture : a critical history
American masterworks : the twentieth century houseStudies in tectonic culture : the poetics of construction in nineteenth and twentieth century architectureFrank Lloyd Wright : the housesAlvar Aalto : between humanism and materialismLe CorbusierJames Carpenter : environmental refractionsLe Corbusier : architect of the twentieth centuryPlain modern : the architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons
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Frampton, Keneth

Frampton, Kenneth

Frampton, Kenneth 1930-

Frampton Kenneth Brian

Frampton, Kenneth Brian 1930-

Frempton, Kenet

K. Frampton 1930-

Kenneth Frampton

Kenneth Frampton architecte, critique et historien britannique

Kenneth Frampton britisch-US-amerikanischer Architekt, Architekturhistoriker und Autor

Kenneth Frampton Brits architect

Kenneth Frampton storico dell'architettura inglese

Фремптон, К 1930-

Фремптон, К. (Кеннет), 1930-


كينيث فرامبتون

کنت فرامپتون

프램튼, 케네스 1930-


フランプトン, K

フランプトン, ケネス

フランプトン, ケネス 1930-