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Nat : Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London (Hardcover) (Claire Jamieson)

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Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the 20th century – NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today) – who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group’s work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that emerged from the specific political, social and physical condition of 1980s London. It traces NATØ’s identification with a particular stream of post-punk, postmodern expression: a celebration of the abject, an aesthetic of entropy, and a do-it-yourself provisionality. NATØ have most often been documented in reference to Nigel Coates (the instigator of NATØ), which has led to a one-sided, one-dimensional record of NATØ’s place in architectural history. This book sets out a more detailed, contextual history of NATØ, told through photographs, drawings, and ephemera, restoring a truer polyvocal narrative of the group’s ethos and development.

Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Architecture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Claire Jamieson
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2017
TCIN: 52499954
UPC: 9781138674813
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-3118
$171.00
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