A Guide to Archigram 1961-74

A Guide to Archigram 1961-74

By: Dennis Crompton (author)Paperback

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A Guide to Archigram 1961-74 is a reprint of a dual-language (English-German) book on the history of the Archigram Group, which revolutionized architectural thinking in the 1960s. The group s members, Peter Cook, Ron Herron, Warren Chalk, Michael Webb, David Greene, and Dennis Crompton, proposed a manifesto for new urban building that focused on a hightech, futuristic approach employing modular technology. This book traces the development of the group's ideas until the architects split to form individual design groups in the 1970s.

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Dennis Crompton was a founding member of the Archigram Group. As a member of Archigram, he has kept the group's records from their earliest days and established the Archigram Archives in 1975 when they ceased to practice. He was responsible, with Ron Herron, for the assembly and design of the major exhibition, Archigram: Experimental Architecture 1961- 74, which opened in Vienna in 1994. Crompton designs exhibitions and books whenever the opportunity arises and has continued to guide the Archigram Exhibition around Europe, Asia, and North America. He has had a strong involvement with the Architectural Association School since 1965, and he was responsible for communications and publishing until 1996. More recently he is involved in teaching the masters courses in architecture and urban design at the Bartlett. Crompton frequently lectures at schools of architecture, urbanism, and design in the United States and Europe.


A Quickstart Introduction to the Archigram Group; Foreword; Some Notes on the Archigram Syndrome (by Peter Cook); 1961; Archigram 1; The Future of Architecture Lies in the Brain (by Pascal Schoning); Spray Plastic House (by David Greene); 1962; Archigram 2; Editorial (by Peter Cook); 1963; Archigram 3; Editorial (by Peter Cook); Living City; Our Belief in the City as a Unique Organism Underlies the Whole Project (by Peter Cook); City Interchange (by Warren Chalk and Ron Herron); City Synthesis (by Dennis Crompton); Situation; Final Notes on the Living City; Housing as a Consumer Product (by Warren Chalk); Montreal Tower (by Peter Cook); 1964; Archigram 4; Zoom and Real Architecture (by Peter Cook); Plug-in City (by Peter Cook); Archigram 5; Editorial (by Peter Cook); An Unaccustomed Dream (by Warren Chalk); Drive-in Housing (by Mike Webb); Walking City (by Ron Herron); 1965; Archigram 6; Plug-in University Node (by Peter Cook); The 40s (by Warren Chalk); The Capsule; Gasket Homes (by Ron Herron, Warren Chalk); Plug n Clip (by Peter Cook); 1966; Archigram 7; Ghosts (by Warren Chalk); Hardware of a New World (by Warren Chalk); The Flying House (by Warren Chalk); Living-Pod (by David Greene); The Cushicle (by Mike Webb); Blow-Out Village (by Peter Cook); 1967; Living 1990; Control and Choide; Suitaloon (by Mike Webb); Air Hab ( by Ron Herron); St Katherine s Dock (by Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, Ron Herron); 1968; Archigram 8; Open Ends; We Offer Ten Pre-Selected Sets (by David Greene); Ideas Circus; Instant City; The Piped Environment (by Dennis Crompton); Up the Down Ramp (by Warren Chalk); 1969; Monte Carlo; On the Very Day (by Peter Cook); Monaco Underground (by Reyner Banham); Things That Do Their Own Thing (by Warren Chalk); Electronic Tomato (by Ron Herron, Warren Chalk, David Greene); All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (The Realist); Children s Primer (by David Greene); Logplug & Rokplug; 1970; Archigram 9; LAWUN Project No. 1: Gardener s Notebook (by David Greene); Dreams Come True (by Mike Webb); Trying to Find Out Is One of My Constant Doings (by Warren Chalk); Osaka World Expo 70; Addhox (by Peter Cook); Bournemouth Steps; 1971; Sporting d Ete; Crater City and Hedgerow Village (by Peter Cook); Touch Not (by Warren Chalk); LAWUN Project No. 2: A Search for the Invisible University (by David Greene); 1972; Urban Mark (by Peter Cook); Orchard Place (by Peter Cook); Tuning London (by Ron Herron); It s a... (by Ron Herron); 1973; Instant Malaysia (by Dennis Crompton, Ron Herron); Owing to Lack of Interest, Tomorrow Has been Cancelled (Warren Chal); Expro 1 (by Peter Cook, Ron Herron); 1974; Prepared Landscape (by Peter Cook); Lump (by Peter Cook); House of Seven Veils (by Peter Cook); Soria Moria (by Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, Ron Herron); Suburban Sets (by Ron Herron); Appendix: A Guide to Archigram Exhibition; Archigram: The Final Avant-Garde of an Ageing Modernism (by Herbert Lachmayer).

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781616890865
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 492
  • ID: 9781616890865
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 161689086X

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