Kenneth Frampton

Author Q&A Contributor / Academic; Writer; Designer / United States / Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Kenneth Frampton was born in the United Kingdom in 1930 and trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. After practicing for a number of years in the United Kingdom and in Israel, he served as the editor of the British magazine Architectural Design. In 1972–73 he was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has taught at a number of leading institutions, including the Royal College of Art, the ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, and the Berlage Institute in The Netherlands. He is currently the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York; and he is the author of Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1980), Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work and Architecture (2005), and an updated fourth edition of Modern Architecture: A Critical History (2007). His latest book, forthcoming from Lars Müller later this year, is A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: A Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form.

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