Actar: Architecture: Clip, Stamp, Fold : The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196X – 197X
Clip, Stamp, Fold
The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196X – 197X
An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate. Clip/Stamp/Fold takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period. The book brings together a remarkable range of documents and original research which the project has produced during its continuous travels over the last four years starting with the exhibition at the Storefront in November 2006. The book features transcripts from the “Small Talks” events in which editors and designers were invited to discuss their magazines; a stocktaking of over 100 significant issues that tracks the changing density and progression of the little magazine phenomenon; transcripts of more than forty interviews with magazine editors and designers from all over the world; a selection of magazine facsimiles; and a fold out poster that offers a mosaic image of more than 1,200 covers examined during the research.
“A wonderful reference material, the book is editorially analytical and attune,” Kaleidoscope
“The book, a stunnily designed tome of more than 600 pages, is essentially an exhibition in book form. Inspiring debate and innovation for more than 40 decades, the influence of the 70 or so ‘little magazines’ featured here, many of them faithfully reproduced as facsimiles, is still being felt in architectural practice today.” Paper Ideas
“Clip, Stamp, Fold is more than a dusty cache of journals discovered in the attic, sanitised and theorised for twenty-first century consumption. For anyone who enjoys browsing through old architecture magazines, this book is a must-flick. “ Architecture Today
“The reproductions and commentary capture the spirit and format of the genre and the accumulated documentation immediately becomes an essential reference work for researchers and admirers of the big boom of little architecture magazines.” David Senior
Clip Stamp Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X to 197X is a 'must' for not just arts but college-level literary collections” Midwest Book Review
Language / ISBN:
English [978-84-96954-52-6] Available
Color and Duotone
19 x 26 cm.
International 45.00 € Spain/Portugal 45.00 € USA 54.95 $
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