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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... Read more
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.
Modern Architecture Paperback edition by Kenneth Frampton
Professor Kenneth Frampton is a distinguished architectural historian and the author of many books, including Renzo Piano: The Complete Logbook and Le Corbusier, both published by Thames & Hudson. He is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.
Sir John Summerson's account of classical architecture has every right to be called a classic itself. With the help of diagrams, glossary and a wealth of photographs, the reader is taken easily from the great originals of Greece and Rome through the recapitulations and innovations of the Renaissance, the rhetoric of the Baroque and grave statements of Neo-classicism to the 'stripped...
Covering a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, this is a guide to the arts of Islam. A glossary of Islamic terms, a timeline and maps seek to unravel the complex history of the Islamic dynasties and their artistic achievements.
Provides an introduction to the history of American art and architecture from its 17th-century colonial beginnings to the installation and video work. Structured chronologically, this book not only discusses the key artists and architects, art works and buildings, but also defines the characteristics of the different periods.
Presents the history of interior design from the 19th-century Arts and Crafts movement onwards. This book analysis major styles and trends, including Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, the Modern Movement and Art Deco through to Post-Modern and Hi-Tech Design.
This text provides an overview of the arts in Spain from prehistory to the present day. Providing examples from different artistic fields, the author traces the development of the arts in Spain from its Christian foundations through to the innovative works of Picasso, Dali and Miro.
Le Corbusier's ideas and works constitute the greatest single influence in the development of architecture in the 20th century. His philosophy has had a huge effect on the urban fabric and the way we live. Frampton sets Le Corbusier's work against the background of his complex personality.
An illustrated study of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It features buildings, such as the Glasgow School of Art, as well as his interiors, such as the Willow Tea Rooms, many of which were designed in collaboration with his wife, Margaret Macdonald.
An introduction to Andean art and architecture that describes the varied artistic achievements of the Chavin, Paracas, Moche, Nasca, Chimu and Inca cultures, among others. It deals with the discoveries and advances in the field.
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