Three pranksters dressed in gorilla costumes walked into a conference on conceptual architecture in London in 1975. The moderator, Robert Maxwell, continued to speak as if nothing were happening, straining to keep the audience's attention while the gorillas roamed the room. After five minutes, Colin Rowe, who was more amused by the performance than was Maxwell, spoke out: “I think a super-abundant illustration of conceptual architecture has just walked into the room.” The three visitors, as Rowe put it, were clearly embodiments of what “Dr. Johnson described as the unexpected copulation of ideas” (Figures 1 and 2).1 While not physically aggressive, they were clearly antagonistic...
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Review: Architectural Association Archives' Video Collection
Architectural Association Archives' Video Collectionhttps://www.aaschool.ac.uk/PUBLIC/AUDIOVISUAL/videoarchive.php
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2020) 79 (3): 354–358.
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Joseph Bedford; Review: Architectural Association Archives' Video Collection. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2020; 79 (3): 354–358. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2020.79.3.354
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