Cedric Price: Potteries Thinkbelt
Edited by Kester Rattenbury, Samantha Hardingham
Routledge – 2008 – 138 pages
The Supercrit series revisits some of the most influential architectural projects of the recent past and examines their impact on the way we think and design today. Based on live studio debates between protagonists and critics, the books describe, explore and criticise these major projects.
This first book in the unprecedented series examines Cedric Price’s groundbreaking Potteries Thinkbelt project from the 1960s, an innovative high-tech educational facility in the North Staffordshire Potteries. Highly illustrated and with contemporary criticism, this is a book not to be missed!
In Cedric Price: Potteries Thinkbelt you can hear the architect’s project definition, see the drawings and join in the crit. This innovative and compelling book is an invaluable resource for any architecture student.
"The Supercrit books are valuable historical documents, for the projects they describe and for what they tell us about the current conventions of architectural criticism and education. I look forward to the next instalments with enthusiasm. Resume: Supercrit me - the first two books are a taste of more good things to come." - Architects' Journal, 19th June 2008
Supercrit definition. Photomontage of event. Project data. Preview. Project illustrations. Supercrit #1 Cedric Price, ‘POTTERIES THINKBELT’ (transcript of event). Review
Kester Rattenbury is Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster, co-ordinator of The Research Centre for Experimental Practice (EXP), teacher and architectural journalist.
Samantha Hardingham is an architectural writer, teaches at the Architectural Association and is senior researcher in the Research Centre for Experimental Practice (EXP) at the University of Westminster.