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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...
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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...
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Against the Odds

A book review by Michael Webb Against all the odds, England produced an incredibly rich harvest of architecture in the three postwar decades. The country emerged from six years of war, bankrupt, batt...
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Danish Formgiver

A book review by Michael Webb This volume written by Christian Holmsted Oleson is as impeccably designed and produced as the furniture it explores in rich detail. Its title—Wegner: Just One Good Chai...