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Book Reviews: Swiss Graphic Design

Michael Webb 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design. Museum für Gestaltung Zürich. Lars Müller Publishers.  €55. Over the past century, Swiss designers have excelled in the graphic arts, creating memorabl...
One of two new patterns from Sina Pearson Textiles, Confetti is a multi-colored exploration of geometry, blending bright hues and neutrals. Photography courtesy Sina Pearson Textiles.

Showroom: A Celebration of Color

“I’m interested in geometric forms these days, and while we often work in larger tone-on tone patterns, I wanted these mid-scale, simple shapes to work together in a more multicolored textile,”...

Events: Transit Oriented L.A. Is Coming

At last October’s Transit Oriented L.A. event (ToLA) Los Angeles MayorEric Garcetti announced his Great Streets initiative to revitalize transportation corridors. All those who attended relished the ...
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Book Review: Architectural Character

By Michael Webb Nairn’s London. Ian Nairn. Penguin Classics, £9.99. There never was and probably never will be another architectural critic as impassioned, omnivorous, and outspoken as Ian Nair...
Next week, join FORM and Balcony Press for the 2014 edition of the New Urbanism Film Festival. Image courtesy New Urbanism Film Festival.

Events: The New Urbanism Film Festival

This year, FORM and Balcony Press return as media sponsors for the 2014 edition of the New Urbanism Film Festival, a unique event focusing on urban design and architecture at the pedestrian level. No...
LACMA hosts Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, which showcases battle gear for high-ranking warriors from the 14th through the 19th centuries. Image courtesy LACMA.

Exhibition Review: Armor as Art Work

By Michael Webb Does everyone realize what a treasure LACMA is, and how far it has come in its 50 years as a stand-alone art museum? An encyclopedic, constantly growing collection is augmented by loa...