Book Review: Crucible of Invention

By Michael Webb Think Dutch: Conceptual Architecture and Design in the Netherlands.  Bilingual text by Jeroen Junte and David Keunig. Daab/Frame Publishers. $175. A third of the Netherlands lies...

Book Review: New York, New York

By Michael Webb Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture. John Hill. Norton ($29.95). This is a catch-up review of a handy pocketbook I missed when it first appeared—much to my regret. It wou...

Books: An Unheralded Brazilian Modernist

By Michael Webb Lina Bo Bardi. Zeuler R.M. de A. Lima (Yale University Press, $65). Niemeyer aside, Latin American architecture has received far too little attention in the US, so this scholarly mono...

Book Review: The Building Impulse

By Michael Webb Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture. Rowan Moore (HarperDesign, $30). Rowan Moore is the outspoken architectural critic of The Observer, one of the last serious newspapers ...

Book Review: Recalling a Modern Master

By Michael Webb It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman. Charles Churchward. Rizzoli, $65. There’s a fairy tale quality about the life and careers of Alexander Lie...

Book Review: A Fresh Look at Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret). (French, born Switzerland. 1887-1965). Urban plan for Rio de Janeiro. 1929. Aerial perspective with Guanabara Bay, the center and the beaches. Charcoa...

Book Review: Looking at Books

By Michael Webb The Book of Books: 500 Years of Graphic Innovation. Edited by Mathieu Lommen. Thames & Hudson, $65. Too many obituaries for the printed word have appeared on-line, and most will v...

Books: Reshaping British Architecture

By Michael Webb Berthold Lubetkin: Architecture and the Tradition of Progress. John Allan. Artifice, $59.95 In this greatly enlarged edition of a book he created 20 years ago, John Allan explores the...