On Monday, January 11, Kenneth Frampton will introduce his new book, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form (Lars Müller Publishers) at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. Following the presentation, the author will discuss the new reference work on modern architecture with Stan Allen. Learn more about the event, and Frampton's new book below.
Oculus Book Talk
Kennth Frampton, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, JANUARY 11
Where: At The Center, 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Speakers: Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, Professor, Columbia University, author of A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form in conversation with Stan Allen, FAIA, Professor, Princeton University
Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID; $10 for non-members
More information: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=9108
A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form
by Kenneth Frampton
edited by Ashley Simone
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 2007, it compiles some fourteen 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.