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NATO: NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE IN POSTMODERN LONDON. Claire Jamieson. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2017. 272 pp. with 97 ills. 25 x 18 cm. LC 2016-27956 ISBN 9781138674844 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 175515. Publisher's description: Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century -- NATO (Narrative Architecture Today) -- who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group's work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that drew on the specific political, social and physical condition of 1980s London. It traces NATO's identification with a particular stream of post-punk, postmodern expression: a celebration of the abject, an aesthetic of entropy, and a do-it-yourself provisionality. NATO has most often been documented in reference to Nigel Coates (the instigator of NATO), which has led to a one-sided, one-dimensional record of NATO's place in architectural history. This book sets out a more detailed, contextual history of NATO, told through photographs, drawings, and ephemera, restoring a truer polyvocal narrative of the group's ethos and development.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1970 — Architecture
Plans: 73,55
Worldwide Number: 175516
Paperbound $54.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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