ARse : Architects for a Really Socialist Environment

Archigram (not)


Edition : First / Chalcot Street London / ARse / May 1980 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to, 18pp. Printed wraps. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in English.

Proper old fashioned (and scarce) Trot/Marxist architecture critique. With of course a cover criticism of the flamboyant Archigram (here as Archigoon), and pages of stories about tenant organisations, botched town planning, Mai 68 style posters from AA students, squatting Centrepoint, public housing, writings from Black Dwarf and Agit Prop, Durban, The Architects resistance. A strain of architectural theory absent in the main from current discourse.

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