Megastructure is a seminal work on large-scale structures by one of the greatest critics of the 20th century, reissued to inspire and to caution the next generation of architects. Written by British-born architecture and design critic, Reyner Banham, Megastructure is considered perhaps the best testament of his breadth of knowledge, of his enthusiasm for the possibilities of the built world, and his fascination with technology – all interwoven in his own enlightened personal perspective.
‘Originally published in 1976, this illuminating book will resonate with those who lived through an exciting period of visionary architectural ideas and the lively characters who espoused them, and will attract a new audience among a younger generation of architects and designers facing the challenges of today,’ says Lucas Dietrich, publisher of Volume.
This revitalized edition of Megastructure by Volume retains the original layouts and imagery but with 21st-century production and printing techniques. The book is offered in two forms, including a collector’s edition limited to 250 copies and a lithograph of the rarely seen coloured rendering of Paul Rudolph’s 1970 Lower Manhattan Expressway project, which appears in monochrome on the cover of the original edition.