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Inside Architecture (Graham Foundation/Mit Press Series in Contemporary Architect)

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Publisher Comments:

Inside Architecture is a concise, insightful examination of the role the modernist project has played in late twentieth-century building, as well as an attempt to reconcile the dilemmas and shortcomings of modern orthodoxy with a renewed vision of modernism.Since the 1950s, Vittorio Gregotti has constructed a critical position that is probably without peer among practicing architects. Through his experiments with the neo- avant-gardes in 1963, his editorship of Casabella from 1982 to 1995, and his teaching, practice, and writing, Gregotti's voice has influenced almost every recent architectural debate. Inside Architecture, his first major work to be translated into English, balances a series of architectual themes concerning the theoretical debate surrounding modernism and tradition with the more practical affairs of the architect.Gregotti first identifies the elements of mass culture and public institutions that have led to the deterioration of natural and man-made environments. He then investigates eight issues — precision, technique, monumentality, modification, atopia, simplicity, procedure, and image — that influence the activities of contemporary architects. Gregotti is particularly suspicious of the deconstructivist argument and its heavy reliance on literary models. And he provides an incisive critique of the recent interest in modernist aesthetics, warning against reviving the forms of an old movement without considering the cultural and social criteria that once gave it purpose and meaning.The Graham Foundation / MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse

About the Author

Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262571159
Translator:
Frampton, Kenneth
Translator:
Wong, Peter
Translator:
Wong, Peter
Author:
F .
Author:
Gregotti, Vittorio
Author:
Wong, Peter
Author:
rancesca Zaccheo
Author:
Vittorio
Author:
Boringhier, Bollati
Author:
Gregotti
Author:
Frampton, Kenneth
Author:
Zaccheo, Francesca
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- Philosophy.
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Graham Foundation / MIT Press Series in Contemporary Architectural Discourse Inside Architecture
Series Volume:
v. 1300
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8 x 3 in

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