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A Guide to Archigram 1961–74

Princeton Architectural Press

By Archigram Archives

5.7 x 4.92 in in; 448 pp / 200 color / 350 b+w pp;
Paperback
October 2012
ISBN 9781616890865
ISBN10 161689086X

SKU# 9781616890865

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In the decade of the Beatles and the moon landing,
cybernetics and megacities, an ambitious group of
young British architects burst on the scene with
a bold manifesto for urban building. The Archigram
group pioneered a playful brand of architecture that
was visionary, utopian, and grounded in social need.
Through a provocative series of publications and
exhibitions, the avant-garde cooperative challenged
an architectural establishment they felt had become
reactionary and self-serving.
A Guide to Archigram 1961–74


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A Guide to Archigram 1961–74

In the decade of the Beatles and the moon landing, cybernetics and megacities, an ambitious group of young British architects burst on the scene with a bold manifesto for urban building. The Archigram group pioneered a playful brand of architecture that was visionary, utopian, and grounded in social need. Through a provocative series of publications and exhibitions, the avant-garde cooperative challenged an architectural establishment they felt had become reactionary and self-serving. They advocated a complete rethinking of the relationships between technology, society, and architecture, rightly predicting today’s information revolution decades before it came to pass. A Guide to Archigram 1961–74 is a compact history showcasing the group’s most interesting and influential schemes, from walking cities and plug-in universities to inflatable dwellings and free time nodes. This book, the most comprehensive guide to Archigram’s voluminous output, collects the critical responses of the period, in addition to hundreds of drawings and photographs.

• Our 1999 book on Archigram (which is different in content) is a strong backlist seller
• In recognition of the group’s substantial contribution to international architecture, Archigram was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 2002 on the strength of its conceptual ideas
• Archigram’s influence continues unabated: direct descendants of the group’s work include Lebbeus Woods, Neil Denari, Takasaki Masaharu, and Morphosis

 

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5.7 x 4.92 in in; 448 pp / 200 color / 350 b+w pp;
Paperback
October 2012
ISBN 9781616890865
ISBN10 161689086X
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