This acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980.
For the fourth edition Kenneth Frampton has added a major new chapter that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent years, the phenomenon of the celebrity architect, and the way in which practices worldwide have addressed such issues as sustainability and habitat.
The bibliography has also been updated and expanded, making this volume more complete and indispensable than ever.
'One of the most important works on modern architecture we have today'
'A power-packed book that takes the reader from the mid-18th century to the present day, from Boullée to Hadid with many pleasant and informative visitations in between … Highly recommended'