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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...
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Culver City Maverick

A book review by Michael Webb Eric Owen Moss: The New City. Rizzoli International, $75 Eric Owen Moss Architects/3585. Series editor: Todd Gannon. Applied Research + Design Publishing, $29.95 Two tak...
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Public Spaces

A book review by Michael Webb I’ve always had a passion for city squares as showcases of architecture and stages for everyday activities and earthshaking events. They vary as greatly as the bui...