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Kenneth Frampton (born 1930, Woking, UK), is a British architect, critic, historian and the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York.

Frampton studied architecture at Guildford School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Subsequently he worked in Israel, with Middlesex County Council and Douglas Stephen and Partners (1961—66), during which time he was also a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art (1961—64), tutor at the Architectural Association (1961—63) and Technical Editor of the journal Architectural Design (AD) (1962—65).

Frampton has also taught at Princeton University (1966—71) and the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, (1980). He has been a member of the faculty at Columbia University since 1972, and that same year he became a fellow of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York -- (whose members also included Peter Eisenman, Manfredo Tafuri and Rem Koolhaas) -- and a co-founding editor of its magazine Oppositions.

Frampton is a permanent resident of the USA.

Frampton is well known for his writing on twentieth-century architecture. His books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History (1980; revised 1985, 1992 and 2007) and Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995). Frampton achieved great prominence (and influence) in architectural education with his essay "Towards a Critical Regionalism" (1983) ... though the term had already been coined by Alexander Tzonis and Liliane Lefaivre. Also, Frampton's essay was included in a book The Anti-Aesthetic. Essays on Postmodern Culture, edited by Hal Foster, though Frampton is critical of postmodernism. Frampton's own position attempts to 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).

In 2002 a collection of Frampton's writings over a period of 35 years was collated and published under the title Labour, Work and Architecture.

In 2006, he wrote the introduction to the book of Flemish architect Georges Baines.

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Total Books: 116
Alan I W Frank House The Modernist Masterwork by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer
Balkrishna Doshi Architecture for the People
2019 - Balkrishna Doshi Architecture for the People (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783945852316
ISBN-10: 3945852315
Genre: Arts & Photography

lvaro Siza Viera A Pool in the Sea In conversation with Kenneth Frampton
Michael Webb Two Journeys
2018 - Michael Webb Two Journeys (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783037785546
ISBN-10: 3037785543
Genre: Arts & Photography

Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio
2017 - Wang Shu and Amateur Architecture Studio (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783037785317
ISBN-10: 3037785314
Genre: Arts & Photography

Kashef Chowdhury  The Friendship Centre
2016 - Kashef Chowdhury the Friendship Centre (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783038600213
ISBN-10: 3038600210
Genre: Arts & Photography

Som Journal 9
2014 - Som Journal 9 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783775737043
ISBN-10: 3775737049
Genre: Arts & Photography

Et in Suburbia Ego Jos Oubrerie's Miller House
2014 - Et in Suburbia Ego Jos Oubrerie's Miller House (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781881390527
ISBN-10: 1881390527
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Architecture as Material Culture
2013 - Architecture As Material Culture (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781935935148
ISBN-10: 1935935143
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

Geneaology of Modern Architecture A Comparitive Critical Analysis of Built Form
Architecture with and without Le Corbusier Jose Oubrerie Architecte
Kengo Kuma Complete Works
2012 - Kengo Kuma Complete Works (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500342831
ISBN-10: 0500342830
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

Som Journal 7
2012 - Som Journal 7 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783775731973
ISBN-10: 3775731970
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

Five North American Architects An Anthology by Kenneth Frampton
Architecture with the People by the People for the People Yona Friedman
Erieta Attali In Extremis Landscape Into Architecture
2011 - Erieta Attali in Extremis Landscape Into Architecture (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781883584672
ISBN-10: 1883584671
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

Brad Cloepfil Allied Works Architecture
2011 - Brad Cloepfil Allied Works Architecture (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780980024258
ISBN-10: 0980024250
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

Raimund Abraham  The Austrian Cultural Forum New York
2011 - Raimund Abraham the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783775727259
ISBN-10: 3775727256
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

54 Joao Vilanova Artigas
2010 - 54 Joao VIlanova Artigas [2g Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788425223532
ISBN-10: 8425223539
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

Architecture moderne
2010 - Architecture Moderne [L'] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782878113181
ISBN-10: 2878113187

Custom and Innovation John Miller and Partners
2010 - Custom and Innovation John Miller and Partners (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906155704
ISBN-10: 1906155704
Genre: Engineering & Transportation

2006 - Team 10 (Hardcover)
2005 - Plain Modern the Architecture of Brian Mackaylyons [New Voices in Architecture] (Paperback)
2002 - American Masterworks the Twentieth Century House [Universe Architecture Series] (Paperback)
2001 - Le Corbusier [World of Art] (Paperback)
2000 - Siza Alvaro Obra Completa [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2000 - Hariri Hariri Work in Progress [Works in Progress] (Paperback)
1996 - Adolf Loos Architecture 19031932 [Splendor Series] (Paperback)
1996 - Hariri and Hariri [Works in Progress] (Paperback)
1988 - Luigi Snozzi Progetti E Architetture 19571984 [Italian and German Edition] (Paperback)
1987 - Modern Architecture19201945 [Every Painting] (Paperback)
1987 - Professione Poetica / Poetic Profession [Quaderni Di Lotus, 6 - English and Italian Edition] (Paperback)
1985 - Modern Architecture [World of Art] (Paperback)
1982 - Rob Krier [Catalogue / Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies] (Paperback)
Campo Baeza [Contemporary World Architects] (Paperback)
Piano Renzo Building Workshop [Global Architecture Document] (Paperback)
Harry Wolf [Current Architecture Catalogues] (Paperback)
Christoph Mackler [Current Architecture Catalogues] (Paperback)
Jose Antonio Coderch Houses [2G: International Architecture Review] (Paperback)
Barcelona Architectures of Exuberance [Spanish and English Edition] (Hardcover)
Alvaro Siza Poetic Profession [English and Italian Edition] (Paperback)
Aldrete Hass the Invisible in Architecture [Lo Invisible en Arquitectura] (Paperback)