Kenneth Frampton’s A Genealogy of Modern Architecture, by Lars Müller Publishers

Swiss publishers Lars Müller’s have edited the latest reference work by the british architect, a fundamental figure in contemporary architecture critique. Richly illustrated, “A genealogy of modern architecture” will be available from October 2015.

 

Kursaal Hall, by Rafael Moneo, featured in A genealogy of modern architecture, by Kenneth Graham ©  Lars Müller Publishers

Kursaal Hall, by Rafael Moneo, featured in A genealogy of modern architecture © Lars Müller Publishers

 

A 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 presents fourteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings, ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions.

The paired buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure, and referential details, revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a  new standard work in architectural education.

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“Living/Working: How to live together” by Pier Vittorio Aureli

As part of “ESARQ Forums: A Matter of Things” Pier Vittorio Aureli, co-founder of DOGMA, gave a lecture on the relationship between architecture and the city.

 

Field of Walls, Dogma, 2012 © DOGMA

Field of Walls, Dogma, 2012 © DOGMA

 

Pier Vittorio Aureli, one of the most important European architects of the current scene, visited  ESARQ School of Architecture under ESARQ Forums last Monday, the 9th of March. An architect and theorist, Pier Vittorio Aureli is responsible for the PhD Program “City as a Project” at the Berlage Institute, where he also obtained a PhD in Architecture. His projects, researches, writings, and teaching focus on the relationship between architectural form, political theory, and urban history. He is the author of publications including “The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture” (2011) and “The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism ” (2008) and “Less is Enough: On Architecture and Asceticism” (2013).

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