Craig Buckley, “Re-envisioning Assembly—Montage and Architecture in the Long 1960s”
As the discipline of architecture has embraced an expanded array of computational design tools in recent decades, the capacity to cut, paste, sample, and remix an ever-growing range of still and moving images has grown more ubiquitous and seamless. Yet paradoxically our capacity to conceptualize and analyze such composite visual forms has atrophied during the same years. To engage the contemporary state of architectural visualization, historian and author Craig Buckley considers the image practices of an earlier generation of architectural groups active during the 1960s, examining how they appropriated and reworked techniques of montage at a previous moment of media transformation.
Craig Buckley is an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Architecture in the History of Art Department at Yale University. He is the editor, most recently, of After the Manifesto: Writing, Architecture, And Media In A New Century, (GSAPP/Columbia University Press, 2015);Dan Graham’s New Jersey, (Lars Müller Publishers, 2012): Utopie: Texts and Projects 1967-1978 (Semiotext(e)/MIT Press, 2011); and Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X (ACTAR, 2010). Buckley’s writing and criticism have appeared in journals such as October, Grey Room, Log, and Perspecta, among others. He is currently completing a book entitled Reenvisioning Assembly—Architecture, Montage, and Print Culture in Postwar Europe.