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Labour, Work and Architecture

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Labour, Work and Architecture is an anthology of writings by the architectural critic, Kenneth Frampton. It 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 ...

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Overview

Labour, Work and Architecture is an anthology of writings by the architectural critic, Kenneth Frampton. It 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. As a collection, Labour, Work and Architecture is an important document in the historiography of twentieth-century architecture by a respected scholar dedicated to the understanding and improvement of our built environment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714840802
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 6
Introduction: On the Predicament of Architecture at the Turn of the Century 8
Theory
The Status of Man and the Status of his Objects 24
Apropos Ulm: Curriculum and Critical Theory 44
The Volvo Case 64
Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance 76
Rappel a l'Ordre: The Case for the Tectonic 90
History
The Humanist versus the Utilitarian Ideal 108
The Work and Influence of El Lissitzky 120
Team 10, Plus 20: The Vicissitudes of Ideology 136
Constructivism: The Pursuit of an Elusive Sensibility 150
Louis Kahn and the French Connection 168
Maison de Verre as Bachelor Machine 186
In Spite of the Void: The Otherness of Adolf Loos 196
The Other Le Corbusier: Primitive Form and the Linear City, 1929-52 218
The Usonian Legacy 226
The Legacy of Alvar Aalto 234
Criticism
Leicester University Engineering Laboratory 258
Genesis of the Philharmonie 264
A House of Ivy League Values: The Ford Foundation Headquarters 272
Moneo's Paseo: The Bankinter 278
The Structural Regionalism of Herman Hertzberger 288
Alvaro Siza: Duarte Housue and the Teixeira Apartment 298
The Work of Tadao Ando 304
In the Name of the Father: O. M. Ungers's German Ambassador's Residence 318
Minimal Moralia: Reflections on Recent Swiss German Production 324
Notes 333
Select Bibliography 343
Further Reading 344
Index 346
Credits 351
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