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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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French Wizardry: Odile Decq come to LA

Odile Decq, a French architect who is as much a work of art as her buildings, will give a lecture on December 9th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This is the latest in a 25-year series of le...
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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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Halloween Comes Early

Trick or treaters should flock to LACMA to see the exhibition, Guillermo del Toro: at Home with Monsters. Del Toro is a Mexican movie director who specializes in horror and fantasy, creating work of ...
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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...