Arcadias neoprimitivas: Del pastoral contestatario al animismo de los objetos en la obra de Andrea Branzi

Translated title of the contribution: Neo-primitive Arcadias: From a rebellious pastoral to the animism of objects in the work of Andrea Branzi

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the “neo-primitive” condition described by architect and designer Andrea Branzi in the mid-1980s, analyzing its latent presence in Archizoom Associati’s No-Stop City (1970-71). Despite having gone unnoticed, this neo-primitivism places Archizoom in line with the categories of the “pastoral” and the “primitive” detected by Catherine Rossi in other exponents of those years Italian Architettura Radicale such as Superstudio, Ricardo Dalisi or the 9999 group. An anti-authoritarian and liberating pastoralism that had obvious Freudo-Marxist and Workerist roots, but that was also influenced by Consumerism and Pop Art and which would later evolve towards a diffuse animism with few precedents in the field of design. 
Translated title of the contributionNeo-primitive Arcadias: From a rebellious pastoral to the animism of objects in the work of Andrea Branzi
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationTecnopastoralismo
Subtitle of host publicationEnsayos y proyectos en torno a la Arcadia tecnificada
EditorsFernando Quesada
Place of PublicationMadrid
PublisherEdiciones Asimétricas
Pages150-183
Number of pages34
ISBN (Print)9788417905361
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

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