- Alternate Title(s):
- Archigram paper one 1 (May 1961)
Amazing archigram 4 (spring/summer 1964)
- London : Archigram, 1961-1974.
- Physical Description:
- 10 v. : ill. ; 41 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsNA1 .A73Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Barbara and Max Wilk, Yale BA 1941Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- "In late 1960, in various flats in Hampstead, a loose group of people started to meet : to criticise projects, to concoct letters to the press, to make competition [entries], and generally prop one another up against the boredom of working in London architectural offices. The instinct was to continue the polemic and enthusiasm of architecture school and it was obvious that some form of publication would help spread the word. The main British magazines of the time did not publish student work and 'Archigram' was respondong to this as much as to the sterility of the scene. The title 'Archigram' came from the notion of a more simple and urgent item than a journal, like a telegram or aerogramme -- hence "archi[tecture]-gram". It was important to the group to break down real and imagined barriers of form and statement on the page as in built form on the ground, and as time went on, 'Archigram', the journal, had spawned the most imfluential architectural movement of the 1960s" -- introductory material : 'Archigram' / edited by Peter Cook ... [et al.]. Rev. ed. (New York : Princeton University Press, 1999).
Format changes with every issue. Some issues contain unbound sheets.
"Magazine of ideas architecture" (varies).
Primary editor: Peter Cook; other members of editorial/production panel include: David Usborne, David Green, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, Ron Herron, Mike Webb.
Issue no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1966) issued with a carbon film resistor formerly used in electronic circuits.
Published in association with the Archigram Group and the Archigram Laboratory for Ideas.
Whiteley, N. "Toward a throw-away culture." In Oxford Art Journal, volume 7, number 2 (1987), p. 14-15
BEIN GEN MSS 796 Box 1: In stamped mailing envelope with address: Prof. N. Charney, c/o Ecole d'Architecture, Université de Montreal, 3450 Rue St. Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From the Natalini Superstudio Collection.
- Subject Terms:
- Architecture -- Periodicals.Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Periodicals.Natalini, Adolfo, 1941- -- Ownership.Superstudio (Group) -- Ownership.
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