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An illustration of a Tuscan Column, from the 1755 Leoni Edition of Leon Battista Alberti's 'Ten Books of Architecture' - the subject of our forthcoming episode!

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In a tangent from the recent Banham binge, welcome to the American Airlines Space Freighter 'Valley Forge' where the last surviving trees from the Earth's forests sit in enormous geodesic domes in low orbit over Saturn. In this b…

The grain elevators of Buffalo, and their inspirational impact on European Modernism, formed the cornerstone of Banham's last published book, 'Concrete Atlantis.'⁠

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Reyner Banham out in the Mojave for his book on American Deserts.⁠

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Reyner Banham with an iconic Charles Rennie Mackintosh chair.⁠

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Banham's BBC documentary on the City of Angels has become a cult classic. It includes an unmissable interview with the artist Ed Ruscha singing the praises of gas station architecture.⁠

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Archigram's Proposal for a pop-up 'Camden Fun Palace' featured in Reyner Banham's 'clip-on architecture' edition of Design Quarterly.⁠

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The dream of plastic, clip-on, plug-in, modular architectural construction is one of the dreams of Reyner Banham's mid-career. We discussed his writings and his work in our recent two parter.

Reyner Banham, in Buffalo in 1977, preparing material for 'Concrete Atlantis', again accompanied by his trusty bicycle.⁠

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Reyner Banham teaching students from the Bartlett at the Alton Estate in Roehampton.⁠

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Iconic image of Reyner Banham cycling in the Mojave Desert whilst preparing his book 'Scenes in America Deserta.' (1982)⁠

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Cumbernauld Town Centre, built 1963-7. A classic example of what Reyner Banham called 'Megastructure' where the various amenities and functions of a high street were compressed into a single complex building.⁠

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60 — Reyner Banham — 2/2 — Design by Choice⁠

In our second and final episode on Reyner Banham, we discuss his pivot to Los Angeles, his love affair with Archigram, his theories of Megastructure, and his later projects on American ind…

Archigram's Ron Herron and Bryan Harvey designed these iconic 'Walking Metropolises' which were featured in Banham's 'clip-on architecture' edition of Design Quarterly.⁠

We discuss Banham, Archigram, and 60s paper architecture in our latest episode.

Reyner Banham enjoying the high life in South California!⁠

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59.5 — Banham's Los Angeles⁠

In this bonus episode, we discuss Reyner Banham's 1971 love letter to the shining lights, the ripped jeans and the endless sprawl of the City of Angels. In 'Los Angeles: The Architecture o…

One of the many bearded, cigar smoking grayscale ghosts of Reyner Banham that appear through 'A Home is not a House', illustrated by Fracois Dallegret.⁠

The opening of Banham's iconic 'A Home is Not A House', illustrated by Fracois Dallegret, with a semi-nude and hirsute Banham appearing repeatedly throughout.⁠

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This is one of the illustrations from Reyner Banham's 'A Home is not a House', a psychedlic vision of the future of domestic architecture as pure technology.⁠

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