Ontology Of Construction: On Nihilism of Technology and Theories of Modern Architecture by Gevork HartoonianOntology Of Construction: On Nihilism of Technology and Theories of Modern Architecture by Gevork Hartoonian

Ontology Of Construction: On Nihilism of Technology and Theories of Modern Architecture

byGevork HartoonianForeword byKenneth Frampton

Paperback | March 28, 1997

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Ontology of Construction explores theories of construction in modern architecture, focusing on the relationship between nihilism of technology and architecture. The essays articulate the implications of technology in works by such architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies Van der Rohe. Hartoonian also examines Gottfried Semper's discourse on the tectonic and the relationship between architecture and other crafts. Emphasizing "fabrication" as a critical theme for contemporary architectural theory and practice, Ontology of Construction is a provocative contribution to the current debate in these areas.
Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.
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Title:Ontology Of Construction: On Nihilism of Technology and Theories of Modern ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.31 inPublished:March 28, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Montage: recoding the Tectonic; 2. Architecture and the question of technology: two positions and the 'other'; 3. Adolf Loos: the awakening moments of tradition in modern architecture; 4. Métier: Frank Lloyd Wright's tradition of dwelling; 5. Mies van der Rohe: the genealogy of column and wall; 6. Construction of the not yet construed.

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Emphasizing "fabrication" as a critical theme for contemporary architectural theory and practice, this study explores the relationship between technology and architecture. The essays articulate the implications of technology in works by such architects as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies Van der Rohe. Also looks at the relationship between architecture and other crafts. 15 photos. 15 line diagrams