Modern Architecture

World of Art

Modern Architecture

A Critical History

  1. Kenneth Frampton
  • ISBN 9780500203958
  • 21.00 x 14.80 cm
  • Paperback
  • 424pp
  • 417 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • First published 2007
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‘One of the most important works on modern architecture we have today’ – Architectural Design
'A useful and wide-ranging work of superior architectural scholarship, this ambitious publication contains many chapters that stand on their own as perceptive essays; it is marked throughout by a consistently mature critical intelligence' – New York Review of Books
‘A power packed book that takes the reader from the mid-18th century to the present day, from Boullée to Hadid with many pleasant and informative visitations in between … Highly recommended’ – Building Engineer

This acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980.

For the fourth edition Kenneth Frampton has added a major new chapter that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years, the phenomenon of the celebrity architect, and the way in which practices worldwide have addressed such issues as sustainability and habitat.

The bibliography has also been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever.

See the complete Contents Page

Kenneth Frampton is Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, New York