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Beyond Archigram

The Structure of Circulation

By Hadas A. Steiner

© 2009 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC009000
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
ARC012000
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
ARC013000
ARCHITECTURE / Study & Teaching