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Studies in Tectonic Culture : The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture

Studies in Tectonic Culture : The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture

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 Composed of ten essays and an epilogue that trace the history of contemporary form as an evolving poetic of structure and construction, the book's analytical framework rests on Frampton's close readings of key French and German, and English sources from the eighteenth century to the present.

Kenneth Frampton's long-awaited follow-up to his classic A Critical History of Modern Architecture is certain to influence any future debate on the evolution of modern architecture. Studies in Tectonic Culture is nothing less than a rethinking of the entire modern architectural tradition. The notion of tectonics as employed by Frampton--the focus on architecture as a constructional craft--constitutes a direct challenge to current mainstream thinking on the artistic limits of postmodernism, and suggests a convincing alternative. Indeed, Frampton argues, modern architecture is invariably as much about structure and construction as it is about space and abstract form.

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  •  Paperback | 448 pages
  •  216 x 279 x 22mm | 1,451g
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  •  MIT Press
  •  Cambridge, Mass., United States
  •  English
  •  Reprint
  •  485 illus.
  •  0262561492
  •  9780262561495


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