Lecture date: 1976-02-09
Lectures by: Peter Cook, Cedric Price. Followed by discussion.
NB: Peter Cook's lecture cuts out 45 mins in. Cedric Price's lecture begins halfway through. (Missing one of the 60 min master tapes that should also feature a short lecture by Alison and Peter Smithson in between Cook and Price). General discussion cuts out for a few seconds between tape changeover.
Lecture date: 1989-11-06
A lecture split into five sections with musical interludes. Cedric Price discusses housing, the concept of a National Plan, the architecture of fun and the design of pleasure, computers, time and the nature of change.
(Q and A session for this lecture follows on the 13/11/1989 called Cedric Price - Questions and Answers).
Lecture date: 1975-11-06
'Provisions & Providers' is the opening lecture from the three-part lecture series 'Aiming to Miss'. 06/11/1975 (72 mins) 'Tricks, Rules & Manners' is the second lecture from the three-part lecture series 'Aiming to Miss'. 13/11/1975 (54 mins) NB: A segment from 'Tricks, Rules & Manners' is missing towards the end of the lecture. See also Aiming to Miss', the concluding lecture in the series, 20/11/1975.
Lecture date: 1977-07-11
Writing about Cedric Price in 2004, Robert Harbison noted that 'he will be fondly remembered for fluent lectures [. . . ] which were not written down but which started any number of hares, too many for anyone to follow all. In this lecture, also titled 'A Futures Inventory for the Cautious, Committed, Crafty, and Creative', Cedric Price juxtaposes fragments from Old Moores almanac and other texts, while raising matters ranging in scope from assembly as process and the architectural usefulness of scale, interval, time and frequency to the social and political ramifications of a society leaving the Snoopy' age and heading into the Kermit era.
NB: Poor picture quality. Frequent sound and picture loss for the last three minutes of talk.
Lecture date: 1975-11-20
'If you try and fire in a fairground between moving ducks you are far less interested in the size of the ducks as you are in the speed of them. You are still watching the target. You are aiming to miss.''Aiming to Miss' is the concluding lecture from the three-part lecture series 'Aiming to Miss'. 20/11/1975 (112 mins) NB: Tape starts with the last three minutes of the 'Tricks, Rules & Manners' lecture. 'Aiming to Miss' lecture cuts out towards the end of the Q & A. See also 'Provisions & Providers', 06/11/1975; 'Tricks, Rules & Manners', 13/11/1975.
Lecture date: 1975-01-18
Day 2 AM - Cedric Price
Bob Maxwell starts the second day of the symposium making a summary of the previous day mentioning the points raised by the previous lecturers: Will Alsop, Charles Jencks, Peter Cook and Peter Eisenman.
Cedric Price begins discussing several definitions of concept, starting from that given by Charles Jencks –to become pregnant with– which he claims to by his favourite. Duchamp’s definition: the machine for making art and Oxford Dictionary's definition: general notion, are also quite relevant. He claims: “I cannot think of non-conceptual architecture”. He mentions Zeno’s arrow paradox and relates it to the house, which he sees as an intermittently used commodity, having a certain life or speed or relation to any piece of land. When you want to look for change, you look for change in the meaning of language, not for change in language. Not for new words, but for change in old words. Price agrees with Colin Rowe and his assertion that life can never become a game. He find rules rather boring, unless everyone has the same pack of cards and the same set of rules and everyone can call for a new pack at any time. For him, the reason for architecture is to encourage people’s appetites to behave mentally and physically in ways they had previously thought impossible. Questions follow.
Symposium over two days speakers include; Will Alsop, Peter Eisenman, Charles Jencks, Peter Cook, Cedric Price, Bernard Tschumi, David Stezaker, Colin Rowe, Dalibor Vesely, Jo Rykwert, Rosalee Goldberg. Chairman Bob Maxwell.