Over a fifty-year career as an architectural critic and historian, Kenneth Frampton has consistently defended the modernist agenda of the 20th century. However, he has also been critical of its failings and shortcomings. He has taught at the world’s most prestigious institutions, produced a body of work that can be defined as kaleidoscopic, and has written texts which have become part of the canon of architectural history and theory. His encyclopaedic Modern Architecture: A Critical History is in its fourth edition, and still remains a bedrock text for our understanding of the modern movement more than twenty years after its initial publication. His hugely influential essay of 1983, ‘Towards a Critical Regionalism: Six Points for an Architecture of Resistance’, set the agenda for a reconsideration of modernism that continues to resonate today.1