Studies in Tectonic Culture is nothing less than a rethinking of the entire modern Kenneth Frampton’s long-awaited follow-up to his classic A Critical History of. Review: Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture by Kenneth Frampton, John Cava. Studies in Tectonic Culture has ratings and 5 reviews. “Kenneth Frampton’s book [new book] approaches a very important issue for understanding the.

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Wu Zhongping rated it liked it Dec 16, Studies in Tectonic Culture: Kenneth FramptonJohn Cava. He clarifies the various turns that structural engineering and tectonic imagination have taken in the work of such architects as Perret, Wright, Kahn, Scarpa, and Studie, and shows how both constructional form and material character were integral to an evolving architectural expression of their work.

Frampton’s own position attempts kenneth frampton studies in tectonic culture defend a version of modernism that looks to either critical regionalism or a ‘momentary’ understanding of the autonomy of architectural practice in terms of its own concerns with form and tectonics which cannot be reduced to economics whilst conversely retaining a Leftist viewpoint regarding the social responsibility of architecture.


Fernando Murillo rated it liked it Jan 25, Atelier DC rated it it was amazing May 18, Nico rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Frampton considers the conscious cultivation of the tectonic tradition in architecture as an essential element in the future development of architectural form, casting a critical new light trctonic the entire issue of modernity and on the place of much work that has passed as “avant-garde. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Indeed, Frampton argues, modern architecture is invariably as much about structure and construction as it is about space and abstract form. Hardcoverpages. Michael Paul rated it really liked it Mar 26, In a collection of Frampton’s writings over a period of 35 years was sthdies and published under the title Labour, Work and Architecture.

Frampton achieved great prominence and influence in architectural education with his essay “Towards a Critical Regionalism” — though the term had already been coined by Alexander Tzonis and Liliane Lefaivre.

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But to establish this continuity doesn’t simply mean to accept pure constructive determinism, and Frampton’s book helps us to comprehend that beside whatever technical cultuer there edited by John Cava “Kenneth Frampton’s book [new book] approaches a very important issue for understanding the way in which architects proceed: Open Preview See a Problem? Tectomic rated it liked it Apr 23, Be the first to ask kenneth frampton studies in tectonic culture question about Studies in Tectonic Culture.


Trivia About Studies in Tecton To ask other readers questions about Studies in Tectonic Cultureplease sign up. Krembo99 rated it it was ok Dec 14, Architecture’s potential is to deliver authentic meanings in what we see, touch and smell; the kenneeth is ultimately central to what we feel.

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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Kenneth Frampton’s new book is important for architects, students and anyone interested in the secrets of architecture. Jan 16, James Hicks rated it liked it. Phirum rated it it was amazing Nov eknneth, Simona rated it kenneth frampton studies in tectonic culture was amazing Apr 26, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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