Alan Colquhoun

Alan Colquhoun is a practicing architect and Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. His previous collection of essays received the 1985 Architectural Critics Award.

  • Modernity and the Classical Tradition

    Modernity and the Classical Tradition

    Architectural Essays 1980–1987

    Alan Colquhoun

    Since the early 1960s, the rigor and conceptual clarity of Alan Colquhoun's criticism and theory have consistently stimulated debate and have served as an impetus for the pursuit of new directions in both theory and practice. This collection of essays displays Colquhoun's concern with developing a coherent discourse for the rampant pluralism that dominates contemporary architecture.

    • Hardcover $37.50
    • Paperback $21.95
  • Essays in Architectural Criticism

    Modern Architecture and Historical Change

    Alan Colquhoun

    This collection of 17 of Alan Colquhoun's essays marks a watershed in the development of architectural thinking over the past three decades, comprising a virtual "theory of Modernism" in architecture.

    Preface by Kenneth Frampton. Winner of the 1985 Architectural Critics Award for the best book published on architectural criticism over the past three years.

    Since the early 1950s, Alan Colquhoun's criticism and theory have acted as a conscience to a generation of architects. His rigor and conceptual clarity have consistently stimulated 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 thinking 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 - 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.

    • Hardcover $40.00
    • Paperback $22.00