Full House vs. Full(er) House. Illustration for MAS Context: Ownership

Click to enlarge As some of you who have been around here for a while will remember, some time ago (years, actually) my beloved Peter Reyner Banham made his entry into this blog by means of a cartoon that sprang from a suggestion by Kazys Varnelis, who was doing his annual re-reading of  Banham’s ‘The Great Gizmo’ alongContinue reading “Full House vs. Full(er) House. Illustration for MAS Context: Ownership”

A Home is not a Mouse

Click to enlarge “When your house contains such a complex of piping, flues, ducts, wires, lights, inlets, outlets, ovens, sinks, refuse disposers, hi-fi re-verberators, antennae, conduits, freezers, heaters -when it contains so many services that the hardware could stand up by itself without any assistance from the house, why have a house to hold itContinue reading “A Home is not a Mouse”

The Great Gizmo in the Sky

“The man who changed the face of America had a gizmo, a gadget, a gimmick – in his hand, in his back pocket, across the saddle, on his hip, in the trailer, round his neck, on his head, deep in a hardened silo.” — Reyner Banham, “The Great Gizmo” (1965) As a kind of follow-upContinue reading “The Great Gizmo in the Sky”