Die Stadt und die Architektur des Wandels: Die radikalen Projekte des Cedric Price.

Translated title of the contribution: The City and the Architecture of Change: The Work and Radical Vision of Cedric Price

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Abstract

Throughout his life, the British architect Cedric Price (1934-2003) grappled with the mechanisation of society and, at the dawn of the information and service society of the 1960s and 1970s, sought a new language for modern architecture. His interdisciplinary and also humorous approach to his own discipline led Price into the world of art as well as the social and natural sciences.
This new biography of his work is the first to comprehensively illustrate Price's architectural concepts and social visions of the future. The focus is on his view of the city as a socio-technical system, the influence of product and everyday culture on architecture, and the role of science and technology in architectural design. Based on previously unpublished material, the book presents well-known projects such as Fun Palace (1961) or "Potteries Thinkbelt" (1964) in the context of newly gained insights. By analysing hitherto little-known works such as "McAppy" (1973-1975) and The Generator (1976), the volume also sheds a completely new light on the widespread thesis of the "anti-architect" Cedric Price.

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Translated title of the contributionThe City and the Architecture of Change: The Work and Radical Vision of Cedric Price
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationZurich
PublisherPark Books
Number of pages205
ISBN (Print)978-3-03860-050-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • System theory
  • Modern Architecture
  • Cybernetics
  • Architectural History
  • Urban Design

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