Four Issues of Archigram (No’s. 6, 7, 8, and 9)

$5,175.00

Cook, Peter (Editor); Warren Chalk; Dennis Crompton; Ron Herron; Mike Webb; David Greene; Geoff Taunton; Gordon Pask; Cedric Price; Tony Rickaby (Cover Design); Geoff Reeve (Cover Design); Theo Crosby

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Cook, Peter (Editor); Warren Chalk; Dennis Crompton; Ron Herron; Mike Webb; David Greene; Geoff Taunton; Gordon Pask; Cedric Price; Tony Rickaby (Cover Design); Geoff Reeve (Cover Design); Theo Crosby. Four Issues of Archigram (No’s. 6, 7, 8, and 9). London, United Kingdom: Archigram, 1965-1970. First Edition, First Printing. An offering of four exceedingly rare issues by the profoundly consequential, avant-garde architectural collective known as Archigram. Formed in the 1960’s in London, its members comprised of: Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Ron Herron, Dennis Crompton, Michael Webb, David Greene, and “hidden hand” designer Theo Crosby. Archigram – a conglomeration of (Architecture+Telegram) – would go on to become one of the, “most seminal, iconoclastic and influential architectural groups of the modern age. They created some of the 20th century’s most iconic images and projects, rethought the relationship of technology, society and architecture, predicted and envisioned the information revolution decades before it came to pass, and reinvented a whole mode of architectural education – and therefore produced a seam of architectural thought with truly global impact.” Intended as, “a free-form magazine [it] was designed to explore new projects and new thinking which were overturning the strict modernist dictates of the 1960s.” [Source: Archigram Archival Project]. Detailed descriptions: Issue No. 6 comprises of two magazines in one (experimentation in 1960s/1940s). “LP” sized measuring, 305x305mm (12”) square, two front covers designed by Geoff Reeve; ‘Archigram 6(0)’ red and green; ‘The 40s’ black and white. 11 no sheets 305×128 (offcuts) and 10 no sheets 305x305mm, stapled and priced at 3 shillings. || Issue No. 7: “Beyond Architecture”. Comprising of seventeen loose sheets though it lacks the electronic transistor, and the original plastic bag which accompanied the original. One sheet folded to make a pocket for the other sheets. Includes two sheets of “cut-outs” and three editorials. Print colours vary per sheet but include purple; blue; black, red and green. || Issue No. 7 housed in a “Popular Pak”; (‘Milanogram/Milan Triennale/population growth). Yellow ‘envelope’ folder with pocket; ‘cover’ image on inside. Contents: eight pages 420mm x 150mm, folded; seventeen sheets, double sided, 210mm x 150mm, and one 300mm x 210mm. Not numbered or ordered, but punchcard codification down the edge of sheets. Sheets inserted in folder. Wallet taped shut and posted to readers. Priced a “5 shillings”. || Issue No. 9 sometimes colloquially known as the “Seed Issue” with a “Free Seed Offer”, ‘Archi-zones’ communications and landscapes. Comprising of eleven sheets measuring 400mm x 253mm, stapled on left and folded in half forming 22 ‘pages’. Various types, weights, colours of paper and range of one, two and three colour printing. Our offering is complete with the packet of ‘Night Scented Stock’ seeds, and stapled to page 11. /// Light rubbing, occasional chips/creasing along the edges of the packet housing the contents of Issue No. 8 otherwise, the issues remain in near fine condition. Rare in commerce. Card Covers. (#1599) $5,175.00