"Until recently, no one knew quite where to plug Archigram into the history of 20th-century architecture. Bursting with radical ideas and paper projects about architectural practice and its constructions, it was safely filed under 'the swinging sixties'. But a reevaluation has been under way over the last ten years, showing Archigram to be still influential (more than ever, actually) and still relevant to thinking about the built environment. First came the exhibitions; now this full-length study by Simon Sadler, another first. *Archigram: Architecture Without Architecture* carefully tells the story of this informal grouping of idealistic young architects, and draws lessons for today. Welcome back to the plug-in city…."--Christopher Frayling, Royal College of Art, London
About the Author
Simon Sadler is Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban History at the University of California, Davis.