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        • 'Not Individual Property'
          The ideas of Alan Colquhoun

        Abstract
        American architecture historian Kenneth Frampton shows how Colquhoun and his contemporaries developed their own positions amidst the lively architecture debate in 1950s and 1960s Britain, and which individuals were influential in this. He emphasises that Colquhoun’s work is steeped in a constant ambition to reformulate the avant-garde legacy of the Modern Movement as a systematic, symbolic lingua franca, an ‘architectural language’ that would be more or less spontaneously understood by a broad audience. In this context Frampton questions Colquhoun’s rejection of the revisionist phases of the Modern Movement, as they found expression in the work of Alvar Aalto.  
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        Citation
        Frampton, K. (2012). 'Not Individual Property'. The ideas of Alan Colquhoun. Alan Colquhoun. Architect, Historian, Critic, OASE, (87), 25–33. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/87/NotIndividualProperty

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