Last Futures : Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture Hardback
In the late 1960s the world was faced with impending disaster: the height of the Cold War, the end of oil, and the decline of great cities throughout the world.
Out of this crisis came a new generation that hoped to build a better future, influenced by visions of geodesic domes, walking cities, and a meaningful connection with nature.
In this brilliant work of cultural history, architect Douglas Murphy traces the lost archeology of the present-day through the works of thinkers and designers such as Buckminster Fuller, the ecological pioneer Stewart Brand, the Archigram architects who envisioned the Plug-In City in the '60s, as well as co-operatives in Vienna, communes in the Californian desert, and protesters on the streets of Paris.
In this mind-bending account of the last avant garde, we see not just the source of our current problems but also some powerful alternative futures.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages, 15 black and white illustrations
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Publication Date: 22/12/2015
- Category: History of architecture
- ISBN: 9781781689752