Frampton, Golden Lion in Venice

The Humanist Critic


Kenneth Frampton (London, 1930) was in May awarded the Golden Lion of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. In the words of the curators, the British historian and architect represents the “humanistic component” of “the various ‘movements’ and trends... in architecture in the 20th and 21st century.” Biennale president Paola Baratta has said that this award is also “intended to be a recognition of the importance of the critical approach to the teaching of architecture.” Trained at the AA School of Architecture, Frampton is currently Ware Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

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