Michael Webb - Two Journeys


the artist michael webb, trained as an architect, operates at the intersection of art and architecture and is widely known for creatively exploring the outer limits of drawing techniques, including orthographic and perspectival projection systems. he is a founding member of archigram, which formed at the architectural association in london in the early 1960s. the legendary avant-garde group is known for their fantastical projects that were often interpreted as critiques of contemporary architectural theory and practice. two journeysis the first comprehensive monograph on webb's oeuvre and assembles sixty years of the artist's work into a continuously evolving narrative about the multifaceted relationships among the built environment, landscape, and moving vehicles. he investigates these relationships through the act of drawing using notions of time, space, and speed, which are artfully mediated by the precision of mathematics and tempered by abstraction. featuring nearly 200 drawings, this extensively visual monograph includes essays by kenneth frampton, michael sorkin, mark wigley, and lebbeus woods, whose critical perspectives alongside texts and commentaries by webb shed light on an extraordinary body of work.

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Archigram Meets Central

Archigram Meets Central

“archigram meets central” is an exhibition showcasing imaginary visions for cities. archigram’s opus such as walking city, instant city, oasis, manzak... confronts the research projects and experimental investigations of some 400 students of the department of architecture, all concentrating on central and the harbour front of hong kong, during fall semester 2017; titled “reclaiming central”. the 4 surviving legends of archigram - dennis crompton, sir peter cook, michael webb and david greene - will be present to conduct a book signing and mingle with fans over cocktails. kapok has brought in a series of books and apparel especially for this exhibition, available in the marketplace on event night, and after within our store in pmq.