Kenneth Frampton was born in the United Kingdom in 1930 and trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. After practicing for a number of years in the United Kingdom and in Israel, he served as the editor of the British magazine Architectural Design. Frampton has taught at a number of leading institutions, including the Royal College of Art, London, the ETH Zurich, the EPFL in Lausanne, the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, and the Berlage Institute in The Netherlands. Frampton is currently the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1980), Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work & Architecture (2005), and an updated fourth edition of Modern Architecture: A Critical History (2007).