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Alan Colquhoun. Preface by Kenneth Frampton Winner of the Architectural Critics Award for the best book published on architectural criticism over the past three years. Since the early s, Alan Colquhoun's criticism and theory have acted as a conscience to a generation of architects. His rigor and conceptual clarity have consistently alan colquhoun essays in architectural criticism debate and have served as an impetus for the pursuit of new directions in both theory and practice.
This collection of 17 of his essays marks a watershed in the development of architectural crkticism over the past three decades, comprising a virtual "theory of Modernism" in architecture.
In his earliest essays, Colquhoun concentrated on themes that for him comprised the modernist attitude in architecture criticidm language, typology, and the structure of form.
His stance since then has consistently been to try to relate these issues to current practice and to analyze the nature of architectural expression in relation to culture.
An Oppositions Book. Typology and Design Method.
Rules Realism and History. The Modern Movement in Architecture.]