Introduction, Karla Cavarra Britton and Robert McCarter
PART I: The Social, Cultural, and Ecological Nature of Architecture • Kenneth Frampton’s Idea of the “Critical”, Mary McLeod • World Architecture and Critical Practice, Wang Shu • Site-Specificity, Skilled Labor, and Culture: Architectural Principles in the Age of Climate Change, Wilfried Wang • That Pesky Paradisiacal Instinct …, Harry Francis Mallgrave • Paradoxes of Progress, Joan Ockman • Engaging the Lifeworld in Architectural Design: Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Alberto Pérez-Gómez
PART II: Histories and Pedagogies of Architecture • Kenneth Frampton’s Elusive Constructivism, Jean-Louis Cohen • Editing History: the Bauhaus at MoMA, 1938, Barry Bergdoll • Frampton and Japan, Ken Tadashi Oshima • Dialectics of Utopia/Utopian Dialectics, Anthony Vidler • Frampton: Apropos Housing and Cities, Richard Plunz • Proportion and Harmony: Mathematics and Music in Architecture, Juhani Pallasmaa • Mannerism Matters, Robert Maxwell • The Birth of Architecture from the Spirit of Conversation, Kurt W. Forster • On Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, Rafael Moneo • A Time of Heroics: Paul Rudolph and Yale, 1958–1965, Robert A.M. Stern with Leopoldo Villardi
PART III: Operational Criticism, Landform, and Tectonic Presence • On Kenneth Frampton, Steven Holl • An Englishman in New York, Wiel Arets • From the Field: Critical Regionalism and Tectonic Culture Applied, Brad Cloepfil • Architectural Osmosis, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara • Public Natures: A Roundtable Discussion, Kenneth Frampton, Marion Weiss, Michael A. Manfredi with Justin Fowler • Architecture and Nature: A Recurring State of Mind, Emilio Ambasz • Value and the Metaphor of Phenomenology in the “Visual Schemes” of Kenneth Frampton, Ashley Simone • From the Archives of Kenneth Frampton, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe • Biography of Kenneth Frampton • Biographies of Contributors • Index
About the Author
Karla Cavarra Britton is Professor of Art History at Diné College on the Navajo Nation, and has written extensively about modern and contemporary sacred architecture.
Robert McCarter is an architect, author of twenty-two books, and the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University, St. Louis.