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Megastructure by Reyner Banham
Hardcover $50.00
Jun 16, 2020 | ISBN 9781580935401

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“[A] very timely reissue.”
—Metropolis 

“Of all Reyner Banham’s works, Megastructure has only grown more timely as cities escalate beyond reason, and as architects and urbanists struggle for terms to describe the spaces of twenty-first century life. As Banham illustrates and as Todd Gannon, in a brilliant new foreword, elucidates further, megastructures are not simply big buildings, nor collections of them, but a new order of civic and infrastructural presence. Banham was the first to grasp this new common denominator of globalization.”
—Joe Day, Principal, Deegan-Day Design

“As both a living relic of the past and a haunting vision of an indeterminate future (think Blade Runner 2049) the megastructure continues to capture the imagination. Important in its time for offering the first comprehensive survey on the subject, this facsimile edition of Reyner Banham’s 1976 book will appeal to a new readership interested in how the visionary architecture of the 1960s came to be built all over the world. This republication sheds light on an important chapter in the history of late modern architecture as recounted by a major architectural historian and critic who played an instrumental role in the megastructure’s formation.”
—Sarah Deyong, College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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