The Inflatable Moment: Pneumatics and Protest in '68. UTOPIE, Marc DESSAUCE.
The Inflatable Moment: Pneumatics and Protest in '68.

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The Inflatable Moment: Pneumatics and Protest in '68.

NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. First edition. Sm. 4to. Wrps., 148pp. Illustrated in colour and b/w throughout. Foreword by Walter Chatham. Introduction by Rosalie Genevro.

Includes a complete, annotated catalogue of the Utopie group's designs for pneumatic furniture, structures and environments, along with other inflatable experiments, and their synergy with the social and political forces of the period (they were sympathetic to the Situationists, but not directly related to the student insurrection).

Includes a section devoted to the exhibition, 'Structures Gonflables', organised by Jean Aubert, Jean-Paul Jungmann and Antoine Stinco, which opened in Paris in March 1968. Contributors include Claude and Léon Gaignebet, Reyner Banham, Jean-Louis Violeau, and the editor.

Minor edgewear, o/w Near Fine.

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