The Inflatable Moment: Pnuematics and Protest in '68


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To a group of architecture students at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the turbulent year 1968, the idea of the inflatable held a promise of mobility, movement, energy, and escape. Seeking to overturn the inertia and oppression that they believed characterized mainstream architecture, the Utopie group (as they called themselves) designed a series of pneumatic buildings, furniture, and environments, all heavily influenced by American military structures and comic books as well as by the work of Buckminster Fuller, Henri ...

The Inflatable Moment: Pnuematics and Protest in '68 1999, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568981765


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