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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"
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 section that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years and examines the phenomenon of international celebrity architects who are increasingly active all over the world. The bibliography has been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever. 420 illustrations.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Cultural Developments and Predisposing Techniques 1750 - 1939; Part II: A Critical History 1836 - 1967; Part III: Critical Assessment and Extension into the Present 1925 - 2007.

About the Author

Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, New York.

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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.

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