A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form

A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form
Library Shelf Location 10.FRAM
Publication Date 2015


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296) and index.


  • A genealogy of modern architecture: 1923-1980 : A synoptic note on the modern movement 1923-1980 ; Towards an ontological architecture: a philosophical excursus ; Comparative critical analysis of built form as a pedagogical exercise -- Houses and pavilions : Schröder House, Maison Cook ; Finnish Pavilion, Le Pavillon des temps nouveaux ; Tugendhat house, Villa Mairea ; Kaufmann House, Villa Sarabhai ; Y-House, Barnes House ; Tubac House, Agosta House -- Housing : Siedlung Halen, Fredensborg housing ; Highpoint 1 apartments, Hansaviertel apartments -- Office buildings : Centraal Beheer, Willis Faber-Dumas headquarters -- Civic buildings : Casa del Fascio, Gothenburg Law Courts -- Concert halls : Kursaal Congress Center, Kongresszentrum -- Museums : Kimbell Art Museum, Nordjyllands Museum ; Centre Pompidou, Médiathèque Carré d'Art -- Stadia : Olympic Sports Pavilion, San Nicola Stadium.


  • Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today's leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a new standard work in architectural education.


  • Kenneth Frampton, born 1930, is one of the worlds most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.


ISBN 9783037783696
Quantity 1
Pages 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 18 x 25 cm.
Editor Ashley Simone
Author Kenneth Frampton
Format Hardcover
Publisher Lars Muller Publishers
Categories Architecture (category), Theory
Keywords Art, Modern — 20th century, Architecture (subject)
Language English

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