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ZUKUNFT VON GESTERN: VISIONARE ENTWURFE VON FUTURE SYSTEMS UND ARCHIGRAM/YESTERDAY'S FUTURE: VISIONARY DESIGNS BY FUTURE SYSTEMS AND ARCHIGRAM. Philipp Sturm and Peter Cachola Schmal. Deutches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt am Main, 2016. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 160 pp. with 150 col. ills. 31 x 31 cm. ISBN 9783791355757 In English.
Publisher's description: Filled with drawings, collages, and models, this book examines how each firm's utopian vision was shaped by the times in which it was conceived. The designs by Archigram, a Londonbased firm headed by Peter Cook, Ron Herron and Dennis Crompton, date back to the moon landing and an era filled with hope for new beginnings. By contrast, the latter project, the work of Future Systems, headed by Czech architect Jan Kaplicky and David Nixon, was conceptualized at the height of the Cold War, when the future appeared gloomy. While Archigram conceived organic architectures to ensure survival in inhospitable environments, the technical looking designs by Future Systems are intended for use in more friendly climes. Although the majority of these utopian designs were never realized, their plans offer a fascinating look at how architects prepare for a world they can only imagine.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 74,02,03,20,24
Worldwide Number: 037374
Hardcover $49.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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