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Architecture Matters: A Book Review

Architecture Matters. Aaron Betsky (Thames & Hudson, $16.95) This is the most compelling—and affordable–book on architecture I have enjoyed in years, and it should be mandatory reading, in ...
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Book Review: ART BRUT

Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962 by Isabelle Dervaux (Thames & Hudson, $45) Jean Dubuffet (1901-84) was a late starter, devoting more time to the family wine business than art until the age of 41, wh...
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Book Review: Pots as Art

Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans by Amber Creswell Bell (Thames + Hudson, $40)  First published in Australia, this round-up of more than fifty studio potters, most of whom are women, is heavy on w...
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Book Review: Crucible of Modernism

Modern Architecture in Berlin: 466 Examples from 1900 to the Present Day, By Rolf Rave (Edition Axel Menges); $49. An invaluable guide to an endlessly fascinating city, which was the crucible of mode...
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Book Review: Creative Madness

MAD Works, Mad Architects. Ma Yansong. Phaidon Press, $79.95 Few architects have enjoyed such a dizzying rise to fame as Ma Yansong, who was born in 1975, and now has a flourishing practice in Beijin...
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Utopia vs Dystopia

An impassioned call to recreate the mega cities of Asia before they become uninhabitable and vanish beneath a rising ocean. It’s two books, back to back: one documents the dystopias that are ac...