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Introducing the Archigram Group

 

 

 

 

THE ARCHIGRAM PORTFOLIO COLLECTION During the Fall of 2013 Archigram member Dennis Crompton made a tour of five schools of architecture in the north east of the United States. The final visit was to the architecture school of Pennsylvania University at College Station. There were the usual variety of crits, tutorials, seminars and lectures over four days. The last event was the opening of a small exhibition of Archigram drawings and a looping performance of the Archigram Opera, four-screen multi-media performance. The selection of drawings for the exhibition was based on the Archigram Portfolio – a collection of twelve iconic Archigram works reproduced in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first Archigram exhibition, Living City, in 1964. The Portfolio is conceived as a ‘corridor exhibition’ to be hung in any school not having a gallery space. These works were augmented by further twenty all of which were hung against a background of giant enlargements of three other drawings. The Archigram Portfolio Collection has now been issued as a Limited Edition of fifty certified Giclée archival prints on Hahnemühle German Etching paper. The Collection is available to purchase or on loan to schools of architecture, libraries or other institutions or to individuals. Single prints may also be purchased from the Archives. The cost of individual prints in the UK and Europe is UK£400.00 plus VAT if applicable and the delivery charge. Elsewhere in the world it is US$600.00. A discount is available on purchase of six or more prints. Please contact the ARCHIGRAM ARCHIVES if you are interested in purchasing prints or want any further information.

Archigram Archives

item reference: 186-001-DC01


Original work and print 1000 x 700 mm

 

This collage was commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 1974 and is the first in a set of sixteen describing the work of Archigram and in particular three projects in Monte Carlo. It was produced in the Archigram office using photographic prints of various well-known projects and a short descriptive text. The collage was then coloured using felt-tipped pens.

 

Authors:–

Partner/s:  Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron

Collaborators:  Colin Fournier, Ken Allinson, Tony Rickaby

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Plug-In_City, Overhead View, Axonometric

 

 

 

 

Archigram Archives item references:

Original reference 060-003-OM01

Original size  675 x 706 mm


Author: Peter Cook 1963

 

The original of this drawing is black ink line on tracing paper (above left). This was then printed, cut out and mounted on grey board. Colour was then added using colour film and felt-tipped pens after which the art work was heat sealed (as above right). The original ink-line drawing is in the Archigram Archives, an early coloured version is in the Gilman Collection now at MoMA, New York.

 

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Plug-In_City, Max. Pressure Area, Long Section

 

 

 

 

Print reference 060-003-OC04

Print size 590 x 610 mm

Archigram Archives item:

Original references: 060-004-NM01

Original size 1159 x 552 mm


Print references 060-004-DC01

Print size 1159 x 552 mm


Author: Peter Cook

 

The original of this drawing is black ink line on tracing paper (as shown top). This was then printed and mounted on board. Colour was added using colour film and felt-tipped pens after which the art work was heat sealed (as lower).

 

The colour version at MoMA is a photomechanical print overdrawn with ink and gouache. The original ink-line drawing and the coloured version referred to above are in the Gilman Collection now at MoMA, New York. There are second versions in The Centre George Pompidou, Paris and the Deutches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt.

 

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Capsule Homes, Tower and Capsule Elevations, plans and details

 

 

 

 

Archigram Archives item references: various under project number 063.

Print reference 062-033-oC01:

Print size 700 x 1000 mm


Author: Warren Chalk 1964

 

The work is made up of a series of drawings and sketches all of which were black ink line on tracing paper. The Tower was drawn in sections (as above left), then printed, cut out and pasted up to make the complete elevation. On the first occasion when it was published (The Sunday Times Colour Supplement of 20th September 1964 the colour was added by the printers. The various drawings were printed and mounted on board. Colour was added using colour film. All the original drawings and sketches are in the Deutches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt.

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Plug-in University Node, Elevation

 

 

 

Archigram Archives item: Original references 069-011-OM01

Original size 878 x 681 mm


Print reference 069-011-TC0

Print size 900 x 700mm


Author: Peter Cook 1965

 

The original of this drawing is black ink line on tracing paper (above left). This was then printed and mounted on board. Colour was added using colour film after which the art work was heat sealed (above right). The original line drawing is in the Archigram Archives and a colour version is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. There is also a version at MoMA which is a photo-mechanical print with watercolour.

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Computer City

 

 

 

Archigram Archives item: Original references 063-001-OM01

Original size 887 x 697 mm


Print reference 063-001-DC01

Print size 930 x 538 mm


Author: Dennis Crompton 1964

 

The original of this drawing is black ink line on tracing paper (as shown top). A photomechanical print was then produced and mounted on board. Colour was added using colour film and tape after which the art work was heat sealed (as lower). The original ink-line drawing is in the Archigram Archives and the coloured version in The Centre George Pompidou, Paris.

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Cushicle, Stages of inflating out

 

 

 

Archigram Archives item: Original references 096-008-OM01 and 096-012-OM01

Original size 284 x 203 mm and 399 x 297 mm


Print reference 096-015-OC01

Print size 930 x 355 mm


Author: Michael Webb 1966-7

The originals of these drawings are three, separate, black ink line drawings on tracing paper (as shown top). Photomechanical prints were then produced and mounted on boards. Colour was added using air brush and colour film (as lower). The original ink-line drawings are the Archigram Archives and the coloured versions in The Centre George Pompidou, Paris.

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Gala Amiance Generale, Sporting d'ete
(Summer Casino), Monte Carlo Palm Tree project

 

 

 

Archigram Archives item: references 152-030-OC02

Original size 813 x 758 mm


Print reference 152-030-DC01

Print size 1000 x 700 mm


Author: Warren Chalk with Ken Allison, Dennis Crompton and Ron Herron, 1971

 

Collage on art board with airbrush colour and added cut-out newsprint.

This work was one of the drawings for an invited competition submission by Archigram Architects to the Société des Bains de Mer de Monaco.

The original collage is in the Archigram Archives.

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Instant City in a Field, Typical set-up

 

 

 

Archigram Archives  item:

Original references 114-016-NM01: 114-017-NM01: 114-018-NM01

Original size: each 585 x 556 mm


Print reference 114-010-OC01:

Print size 1700 x 633 mm


Author: Peter Cook, Los Angeles 1969

 

The originals of these drawings are three, separate, black ink line drawings on tracing paper (as shown top). Photomechanical prints were then produced, coloured and collaged by Peter whilst in Los Angeles. The coloured prints were profile cut and mounted on blue mount board (in London) with black and white ink line work added. The boards were then mounted together in a frame to produce the full art work (as lower). The original ink-line elevation drawings and a hand-coloured version are in the FRAC Collection, Orléans, France.

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Room of a 1000 Delights

 

 

 

 

Archigram Archives  item:

Original reference 143-001-OC01

Original size: 1424 x 444 mm

 

Print size 1424 x 444 mm


Author: Peter Cook 1969-70

 

Collage on art board in three parts with ink line, felt-tip pen, airbrush colour, added cut-out newsprint and transfer lettering. Butt jointed and mounted on back board. Published in Archigram Magazine Issue 9 (as top).

The original collage is in the Archigram Archives.

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Living Pod in the Ruins of the Blue-Collar City

 

 

 

Archigram Archives  item:  reference 086-023-FM02

Original size: 930 x 620 mm

 

Print size 930 x 620 mm


Author: David Green 1965

 

The original art work for this piece is a collage of high-contrast photocopies of housing and scaffolding elements and the elevation drawing of David’s Living Pod to which he added shading. This was then used to make the stencil for a silk-screen print. The original collage and samples of the silk-screen print are in the Archigram Archives. A copy of the silk-screen print is in the FRAC Collection, Orléans, France.

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RESURGAM, Side Elevation of Submersible with Retractable Floodlight,
Temple Island, Henly on Thames

 

 

 

Archigram Archives item: references 097-035-OC02 Original artwork and print size: 726 x 565 mm 
Author: Michael Webb 1983 This work is airbrush on Schoellerhammer illustration board mounted on a heavy composition board. The original is in the Michael Webb Archive. 



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