Michael Webb: Two Journeys
Lars Müller Publishers, 2018
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 Journeys is the first comprehensive monograph on Webb’s oeuvre and assembles 60 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.