Now back in print after decades and with original editions fetching well over $100 on the secondary market, Megastructure: Urban Futures of the Recent Past is part of the recent surge in attention to this quixotic form, of which some examples were built but to this day remains–decades after its codification–more of a poetic idea than a real architectural type.
Hardcover: 232 pages
Publisher: Monacelli Press (16 Jun. 2020)
Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 2.4 x 26.2 cm
Reyner Banham’s 1976 book compiled the origin stories & ongoing mythos of this visionary movement, seeking to chart its lively rise, rapid fall, and ongoing meaning.