Studies in tectonic culture : the poetics of construction in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture

Resumen: Kenneth Frampton's long-awaited follow-up to his classic A Critical History of Modern Architecture is certain to influence any future debate on the evolution of modern architecture. Studies in Tectonic Culture is nothing less than a rethinking of the entire modern architectural traditi...

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Main Author: Frampton, Kenneth.
Other Authors: Cava, John,
Format: Book
Language: English
Publication: Chicago : Cambridge (Massachusetts) : Graham Foundations for Advances Studies ; The MIT Press, cop. 1995.
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Summary: Resumen: Kenneth Frampton's long-awaited follow-up to his classic A Critical History of Modern Architecture is certain to influence any future debate on the evolution of modern architecture. Studies in Tectonic Culture is nothing less than a rethinking of the entire modern architectural tradition. The notion of tectonics as employed by Frampton -the focus on architecture as a constructional craft -constitutes a direct challenge to current mainstream thinking on the artistic limits of postmodernism, and suggests a convincing alternative. Indeed, Frampton argues, modern architecture is invariably as much about structure and construction as it is about space and abstract form. Composed of ten essays and an epilogue that trace the history of contemporary form as an evolving poetic of structure and construction, the book's analytical framework rests on Frampton's close readings of key French and German, and English sources from the eighteenth century to the present.
Índice: Introduction -reflections on the scope of the tectonic; Greco-Gothic and neo-Gothic -the Anglo-French origins of tectonic form; the rise of the tectonic -core form and art form in the German Enlightenment, 1750-1870; Frank Lloyd Wright and the text-tile tectonic; Auguste Perret and classical rationalism; Mies van der Rohe -avant-garde and continuity; Louis Kahn -modernization and the New Monumentality, 1944-1972; Jorn Utzon -transcultural form and the tectonic metaphor; Carlo Scarpa and the adororation of the joint; Postcriptum: the tectonic trajectory, 1903-1994; The Owl of Minerva: An Epilogue.
ISBN: 0262561492
9780262561495
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