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Book Review: Steven Holl

A book review by Michael Webb In his four decades of practice, Steven Holl has created some of the most sublime and thoughtful buildings of our time and yet, once again, the Pritzker jury has failed ...
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Book Review: Tom Kundig Works

Tom Kundig Works (Princeton Architectural Press, $65) is the third PAP monograph on the Seattle-based architect, Tom Kundig. The first two focused exclusively on his houses; this one broadens to incl...
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Showroom: Last Minute Gift Guide

Need a last minute present? Check out FORM’s gift guide   For Tall People Scott Johnson’s Performative Skyscraper: Tall Building Design Now ($45) examines current trends in high-rise...
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KEEPING UP WITH CHINA

A book review by Michael Webb The Berlin firm of DOM publishers is consistently producing the best architectural guides in the world—well researched and illustrated, authoritatively written, and hand...
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Renovating the Global Interior

This month, Princeton Architectural Press will release The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform ($24.95), a book written by architects that examines the political narratives behind contemporary energy sc...
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A More Perfect LA? Excavating the Cycleway

The Arroyo Seco corridor, connecting Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles and thus a significant commuter thoroughfare, is an appropriate lens through which to examine a slice of the city’s complex trans...
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Celebrating a Seminal Modern Designer

A review by Michael Webb When she died in 1976, at age 98, Eileen Gray was just beginning to emerge from decades of obscurity, thanks to a few belated articles and exhibitions. Now she is in danger o...
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Signs of Beauty

A book review by Michael Webb In good time for the gift-giving season comes this enchanting anthology of the calligraphy that so enriches one’s experience of Paris. Having myself photographed t...
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Fresh and Candid Conversations

A book review by Michael Webb A good interview requires an interlocutor who has researched his subject but manifests a lively curiosity to discover more. She must be a good listener, who knows when t...