Graphic Assembly. Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960s

Graphic Assembly traces recent ineluctable change in the DNA of architecture with compelling force. Connecting media construction to construction on building sites, Craig Buckley convincingly argues that print-based montage shared conceptual ground with metallic assembly after WWII in a critical historical intersection. By tying together a range of activities heretofore only notionally connected, the book ushers out a period of postwar history that haunts the present with images of ad hoc material improvisation and manual work. Graphic Assembly will shift the ground for studies of architecture and media, prompting new research on what followed and preceded the history it narrates. [publisher's note]

Published by University of Minnesota Press, 2018
Architecture / Essays

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