Megastructure: Urban Futures of the Recent Past
4to. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Previous owner’s bookplate to paste-down. Occasional light pencil markings to margins. Otherwise fine. In fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Stated first US edition. *** For about a decade the Megastructure movement was the dominant force in architecture and urbanism. Banham chronicles the rise and fall of this ideological movement, from its beginning, under the influence of Le Corbusier, to the apotheosis as the format of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Illustrated with more than 200 plans, sketches, models and photographs.
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