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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