Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture

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MIT Press
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448
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8.58 X 0.94 X 10.9 inches | 3.22 pounds
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English
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9780262561495
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About the Author

Kenneth Frampton was the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, where he taught from 1972 until 2020. In 2018 he was awarded the Golden Lion of of the Venice Biennale. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Reviews

-- Rafael Moneo, Professor of Architecture, Harvard University
" The material, detail and structure of a building is an absolute condition. Architecture's potential is to deliver authentic meanings in what we see, touch and smell; the tectonic is ultimately central to what we feel... Kenneth Frampton's new book is important for architects, students and anyone interested in the secrets of architecture." -- Steven Holl, architect
" Kenneth Frampton's book approaches a very important issue for understanding the way in which architects proceed: the continuity between form and construction. 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 discovery there is always the architect's effort to produce form. Using the work of outstanding contemporary architects such as Utzon and Scarpa, Frampton is able to show how architectural talent is manifested in continuous form invention." -- Rafael Moneo, Professor of Architecture, Harvard University
& quot; The material, detail and structure of a building is an absolute condition. Architecture's potential is to deliver authentic meanings in what we see, touch and smell; the tectonic is ultimately central to what we feel... Kenneth Frampton's new book is important for architects, students and anyone interested in the secrets of architecture.& quot; -- Steven Holl, architect
& quot; Kenneth Frampton's book approaches a very important issue for understanding the way in which architects proceed: the continuity between form and construction. 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 discovery there is always the architect's effort to produce form. Using the work of outstanding contemporary architects such as Utzon and Scarpa, Frampton is able to show how architectural talent is manifested in continuous form invention.& quot; -- Rafael Moneo, Professor of Architecture, Harvard University
"The material, detail and structure of a building is an absolute condition. Architecture's potential is to deliver authentic meanings in what we see, touch and smell; the tectonic is ultimately central to what we feel... Kenneth Frampton's new book is important for architects, students and anyone interested in the secrets of architecture."--Steven Holl, architect
"Kenneth Frampton's book approaches a very important issue for understanding the way in which architects proceed: the continuity between form and construction. 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 discovery there is always the architect's effort to produce form. Using the work of outstanding contemporary architects such as Utzon and Scarpa, Frampton is able to show how architectural talent is manifested in continuous form invention."--Rafael Moneo, Professor of Architecture, Harvard University