From agit-prop to free space : the architecture of Cedric Price /

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Author / Creator:Mathews, J. Stanley (James Stanley)
Imprint:London : Black Dog Pub. Ltd. c2007.
Description:285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Subject:Price, Cedric -- Criticism and interpretation.
Price, Cedric.
Price, Cedric, -- 1934-
Price -- Cedric -- Criticism and interpretation.
Price, Cedric.
Architecture -- Great Britain -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- Great Britain.
Architecture -- 20e siècle.
Architecture -- Grande-Bretagne -- 20e siècle.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture)
Great Britain.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
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Varying Form of Title:Architecture of Cedric Price
RACQ20070719 AR
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-284) and index.
Summary:"Cedric Price proposed radically new concepts of architecture and redefined the ways in which the architect might enhance human life, extend human potential and promote social change. Price perceived architectural possibilities amidst the apparent cultural anarchy of post-war Britain where many pundits and social critics saw only the waning of an old order. Forsaking tradition, he dealt with variable structures, firmly believing in impermanent constructions designed for continual change; that architecture should "enable people to think the unthinkable"." "From Agit-Prop to Free Space: The Architecture of Cedric Price tells the story of Price's architecture, how his thinking expressed the changing character of life and society, and how his work has shaped architectural discourse today. It focuses specifically on two of Price's major unrealised works. The Fun Palace and The Potteries Thinkbelt. Not buildings in any conventional sense, these two projects were instead socially interactive machines, highly adaptable to the shifting conditions of their time and place." "From Agit-Prop to Free Space is the result of extensive research based on vast quantities of unpublished archive material, including letters, memos, notes, drawings and interviews. It paints a portrait of an architect who was a true radical, and who overturned conventional ideas of what architecture means, having a major impact on architecture across the world from Japanese Metabolism to High-Tech."--BOOK JACKET.

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