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A title like Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings suggests an encyclopedic guide, and the heft of the new book only furthers that impressi..
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Alicia Eler’s new book is called The Selfie Generation, but it could just as well be called The Selfie Moment. It captures the ambiguous p..
At one point in La Belle Sauvage, the child protagonists travel in their eponymous canoe along a stream covered in a high mist. That mist,..
Years ago, I was walking through London’s National Portrait Gallery with a family friend who was then a teenager. She was distinctly nonpl..
The most refreshing thing about 100 Years, 100 Buildings is that it’s not those 100 years. By cutting himself free of the artificial const..
In these apocalyptic times, utopian architecture has fallen out of favor. Why design for the future when the planet is burning up and you’..
According to my 1968 Webster’s, the definition of “modern” is:
of or characteristic of the present or recent times; not ancient: often us..
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