A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Book Launch and Reception

Fri, Mar 11, 2016    7pm

Kenneth Framption

A Genealogy of Modern Architecture
Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form

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 compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, "A Genealogy of Modern Architecture" is a new standard work in architectural education.

Edited by Ashley Simone, Lars Muller Publishers