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Description - Labour, Work and Architecture by Kenneth Frampton

This is an anthology of writings by the architectural critic Kenneth Frampton. It brings together 25 essays and writings from the 1970s to 2001, which focus on 20th-century architecture, dealing with themes and movements in architecture, built works and the architects responsible for these buildings. The essay subjects range from Russian Constructivism to the Case Study houses of West-Coast America. A number of individual architects and buildings are also explored, such as Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Louis Kahn, Hans Scharoun's Philarmonie in Berlin, the Leicester Engineering Building by Stirling, Kahn and Gowen, the Ford Foundation Headquarters by Roche and Dinkeloo Associates, and contemporary Swiss architectural practices.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714840802
ISBN-10: 0714840807
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 172mm x 40mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kenneth Frampton

Kenneth Frampton is a world-respected architectural critic who holds the Ware Professorship in Architecture at Columbia University, New York. He lectures extensively in the USA and Europe, inlcuding at the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, the Royal College of Art in London and, most recently, at the Architecture Academy of the Swiss-Italian University, Mendrisio, Switzerland. He has also written, edited and contributed to a great number of publications on twentieth-century architecture. He is the author of Modern Architecture: A Critical History (published by Thames & Hudson in their World of Art series, revised edition 1992) and Studies in Tectonic Culture (MIT Press, 1997). Author's Residence: New York City

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