AD Architectural Design.
Volume 42, 1971. London 1971.
Editor: Monica Pidgeon.
788pp. profusely illustrated.
28 x 23 cm. Original pictorial wrappers.
For more than three decades Monica Pidgeon edited the Bloomsbury-based Architectural Design (AD). This influential and radical journal was a prime source of information on contemporary architectural culture, and had an international reach. AD became in the late 60s and early 70s synonymous with the futuristic ideas of Archigram and Cedric Price, with Price editing the seminal Cosmorama section. Its densely written scrapbook-like pages enthused over the ideas of the future – energy, space travel, communications and computer technology.