Michael Webb (architect)

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Michael Webb, Experimental Architect and Founding Member of Archigram, presents his life works, Two Journeys, at University of Edinburgh. On Gradually Getting It Right

Michael Webb (born 1937) is an English architect. He was a founding member of the 1960s Archigram Group.

Biography[edit]

Webb was born in Henley-on-Thames and studied architecture at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London, taking seventeen years to complete a five-year curriculum.[1]

He was a founding member of the 1960s Archigram Group, a collection of six young radical architects. They used a magazine format, Archigram inflatable structures, clothing-like environments, bright colors and cartoon-like drawing techniques.{[2]

Webb moved to the United States in 1965 to teach at Virginia Tech, and has since taught architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, NJIT, Columbia University, Barnard College, Cooper Union, University at Buffalo, Pratt Institute and Princeton University.[3]

He has also put on exhibitions in Europe and North America. His latest exhibition, Two Journeys, opened in the fall semester, giving Webb an opportunity for students to learn about him and his work. The exhibit was mounted and read like the pages of a book. It centered on two main themes: a train of thought deriving from the Reyner Banham article A Home is not a House (1965) and a study of linear perspective projection. His monograph, Michael Webb Two Journeys was published October 2018 by Lars Muller Publishers. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Webb". Faculty. Cooper Union School of Architecture. 2008-11-05.
  2. ^ "Cushicle and Suitaloon". Hidden Architecture. 2017-04-03.
  3. ^ "Michael Webb Two Journeys". Cooper Union School of Architecture. 2018-11-20.
  4. ^ "Michael Webb Two Journeys". Graham Foundation. 2018-10-29.

External links[edit]

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