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Beyond Archigram
The Structure of Circulation





ISBN 9780415394772
Published September 11, 2008 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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Beyond Archigram is the first study of the prehistory of digital representation to focus on the magazine Archigram, the magazine published in London irregularly between 1961 and 1970 and the name of the group that created it. Archigram is among the most significant phenomena to emerge in post-war architectural culture. The wired environments first advertised on its pages formulated an architectural vocabulary of metamorphosis and obsolescence that cross-pollinated industrial and digital technology at the same time as complex systems were becoming commercially available.

Through archival, theoretical and visual analysis, Hadas Steiner explores the process through which this model was envisaged and disseminated within an international network of practitioners and shows how the assimilation of Archigram imagery set the course for the visual output of what are now commonplace tools in architectural practice. This book will provide a foundation for further inquiry into the integration of digital technology at every level of design.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part 1: The Archigram Network  1. The Image of Change  2. Modern Architecture in England  3. City Synthesis  Part 2: Bathrooms, Bubbles and Systems  4. Bathrooms  5. Bubbles  6. Systems 7. The Technological Picturesque

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Hadas A. Steiner is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.