The Evolution of 20th Century Architecture: A Synoptic Account / Edition 1

The Evolution of 20th Century Architecture: A Synoptic Account / Edition 1

by Kenneth Frampton
     
 

This is the genealogy of architecture in the 20th century by Kenneth Frampton – the doyen of architecture history. His approach is impressively clear: he traces four lines that are recognizable as the powers that propel renewal in architecture. He structures his observations by focusing on the relevant periods in the following order: 1st, the

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This is the genealogy of architecture in the 20th century by Kenneth Frampton – the doyen of architecture history. His approach is impressively clear: he traces four lines that are recognizable as the powers that propel renewal in architecture. He structures his observations by focusing on the relevant periods in the following order: 1st, the Avant-Garde (1887–1986); 2nd, organic architecture (1910–1998); 3rd modern and national styles (1935–1998), and 4th, industrialization and prefabrication (1927–1990). His overview is not a lexical collection of chronological sequences. Instead, his insights stem from his confident eye for the history, theory and motives behind architecture. He also follows the steps of the great architects of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783211311950
Publisher:
Ambra Verlag
Publication date:
11/03/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.-

Part 1: Avant-Garde and Continuity 1887–1986.-

Part 2: The Vicissitudes of the Organic 1910–1998.-

Part 3: Universal Civilization and National Cultures 1935–1998.-

Part 4: Production, Place and Reality 1927–1990.-

Bibliography.- Acknowledgement.- Index.

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