“Beyond Architecture”. Seventeen loose sheets and an electronic resistor in a plastic bag. One sheet folded to make a pocket for the other sheets. Includes two sheets of “cut-outs” and three editorials. Print colours vary per sheet but include purple; blue; black, red and green. Unpriced
Editorial and production panel: Peter Cook, editor, Warren Chalk, Ron Herron, Dennis Crompton in the UK, Mike Webb, David Greene in the USA (VPI, Blacksburg, Virginia).
ARCHIGRAM 7, 1966
Interview with Dennis Crompton
Right, so this was a series of loose sheets in a plastic bag. It was loosely about the time when electronics were moving into miniaturisation. At the beginning of the Sixties, electronics was about hot valves and stuff like that. It was end of the Faraday era, if you like, where the ways of processing electrons were through valves and various devices that were based on late Nineteenth century discoveries, but in the Forties and the Fifties, and then primarily through the space programme miniaturisation, transistors have been discovered, lasers have been discovered, and the whole solid state thing. The resistor actually bridges both gaps, because resistors were being used in this form, in the valve based electronic devices. So this has got a printed circuit representation and a resistor. At that time, in Tot...
Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron, Michael Webb