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. The book brings together a remarkable range of documents and original research which the project has produced during its continuous travels over the last four years starting with the memorable exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in November 2006. The book features transcripts from the Small TalksA" events at Storefront in which editors and designers were invited to discuss their magazines; a stocktaking of over 100 significant issues that tracks the changing density and progression of the little magazine phenomenon; transcripts of more than forty interviews with magazine editors and designers from all over the world; a selection of magazine facsimiles that have been fully reproduced at three-quarter scale; and a fold out poster, inspired by the exhibition's printed wallpaper, that offers a mosaic image of more than 1,200 covers examined during the research.
Just as each iteration of the exhibition is an open-ended collaboration with the visitors and with a different group of editors, institutions, and collectors who provide a different set of original magazines in each city, this catalogue documents a work in progress, hoping to stimulate further discussion and research.
The book features original by a galaxy of remarkable magazine makers: Takefumi Aida and Minoru Takeyama, Ernesto Alva, Jean Aubert, Isabelle Auricoste, Stephen Bann, Stefano Boeri, Oriol Bohigas, Yve-Alain Bois, Andrea Branzi, Pierre Clement, Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton, Peter Crump, Pietro Derossi, Peter Eisenman, Gunther Feuerstein, Hal Foster, Kenneth Frampton, Mildred Friedman, Mario Gandelsonas, Edith Girard, Olivier Girard, Jorge Gleason Peart, Nancy Goldring, Steven Holl, Hans Hollein, Jean-Paul Jungmann, Rosalind Krauss, Ugo La Pietra, Miguel Lawner, Lisa Licitra Ponti, Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier, Jacques Lucan, Alessandro Mendini, William Menking, Robin Middleton, Hans Mol, Rafael Moneo, Peter Murray, Patrice Noviant, John Outram, Grahame Shane, Dennis Sharp, Alison Sky, Manuel de Sola-Morales, Philip Steadman, Suzanne Stevens, Bernard Tschumi, Roel van Duyn, Anthony Vidler, Stanislaus von Moos, Michael Webb, David Wild, James Wines, Tom Woolley Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University.
Craig Buckley teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, where he is also the Director of Print Publications. Clip/Stamp/Fold Research Team: Craig Buckley, Leonardo, Diaz-Borioli, Anthony Fontenot, Urtzi Grau,, Lisa Hsieh, Alicia Imperiale, Lydia Kallipoliti, Olympia Kazi, Daniel Lopez-Perez, Joaquim Moreno, Irene Sunwoo.