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1964 (published)
Place of origin

Stapled sheets of paper with several foldouts.

Object details

Object type
TitleArchigram (published title)
Brief description
Periodical 'Archigram' no. 5. 1964.
Physical description
Stapled sheets of paper with several foldouts.
  • Closed book length: 150mm (closed) (Note: Measured in Book Conservation measuring box)
  • Closed book width: 215mm (closed) (Note: Measured in Book Conservation measuring box)
  • Closed book depth: 4mm (close) (Note: Measured in Book Conservation measuring box)
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Bibliographic reference
Archigram ed. Cook, Peter [et al]. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c1999. 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
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SZ.0198 - NAL Pressmark
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Record createdNovember 1, 2016
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