Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196x-197x

Beatriz Colomina and Craig Buckley (eds), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196x-197x.  Urtzi Grau, Image Editor (Barcelona: ACTAR, December 15, 2010).

An explosion of little architectural magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture, as the magazines acted as a site of innovation and debate. Clip/Stamp/Fold takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period that were published in over a dozen cities. Coined in the early twentieth century to designate progressive literary journals, the term little magazine was remobilized during the 1960s to grapple with the contemporary proliferation of independent architectural periodicals. The terms little and magazine are not taken at face value. In addition to short-lived radical magazines, Clip/Stamp/Fold includes pamphlets and building instruction manuals along with professional magazines that experienced moments of littleness, influenced by the graphics and intellectual concerns of their self-published contemporaries.