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Mon 01.11.2016

Oculus Book Talk "A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form"


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, JANUARY 11

Where: At The Center   

Please join us for a presentation by Kenneth Frampton on his new book, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form.

A Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2007, it compiles some fourteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a new standard work in architectural education.

Following his presentation on A Genealogy of Modern Architecture, Kenneth Frampton will be joined by Stan Allen in conversation about the themes discussed in the book.

Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA,  Professor, Columbia University, A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form
Stan Allen, FAIA, Professor, Princeton University

Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID; $10 for non-members


Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee

About Oculus Book Talks

Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.

Upcoming Oculus Book Talks:
Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
Monday, February 8, 6-8pm


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