Exit Utopia : architectural provocations, 1956-1976

This book, the outcome of an international conference held in Holland and titled “New Babylon: The Value of Dreaming the City of Tomorrow,” unearths some neglected and poorly documented utopian design movements dating from 1956 to 1976. In doing so, it fills the gap in general public knowledge of the avant-garde architecture that existed between Modernism and Postmodernism and that today enjoys a worldwide revival among the younger generation. The engrossing essays, refreshingly free of the cant that floats around as theory today, explore the works of Archigram, the Italian Radicals Superstudio and Archizoom, New Babylon, Constant, Yona Friedman, Koolhaas/Zenghelis and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, and Leon Krier.

Text: van Schaik Martin, Macel Otakar. cm 22,5×28; pp. 320; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Prestel Verlag, Münich, 2005.

ISBN: 9783791329734| 3791329731
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This book, the outcome of an international conference held in Holland and titled “New Babylon: The Value of Dreaming the City of Tomorrow,” unearths some neglected and poorly documented utopian design movements dating from 1956 to 1976. In doing so, it fills the gap in general public knowledge of the avant-garde architecture that existed between Modernism and Postmodernism and that today enjoys a worldwide revival among the younger generation. The engrossing essays, refreshingly free of the cant that floats around as theory today, explore the works of Archigram, the Italian Radicals Superstudio and Archizoom, New Babylon, Constant, Yona Friedman, Koolhaas/Zenghelis and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, and Leon Krier.

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