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Refining Minimalism

A review by Michael Webb Some artists—from Vermeer to Picasso—have become household names through widely circulated reproductions; indeed, the iconoclastic Andy Warhol celebrated the idea of mechanic...
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Calling All Peacocks

“Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015″ is a LACMA exhibition to delight the eye and gladden the heart of anyone who cares about clothes. That would exclude about 90 percent of you...
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Habitable Artwork: You can own it

R.M Schindler, the Austrian emigré architect, anticipated Frank Gehry in his use of humble materials and his brilliantly inventive manipulation of form and space. The Tischler house, completed in 195...
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Lautner to LACMA

Break out the Champagne! One of John Lautner’s greatest houses, located on a view site in Beverly Hills, has been promised to LACMA by its owner, James Goldstein. This is cause for celebration ...
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Book Review: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

A book review by Michael Webb It’s unsurprising that Oscar Niemeyer should have captured the world’s attention and become the poster boy (and later, grand old man) of Brazilian architectu...
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Wright at Auction

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Sturges House in 1939 and it cost about $11,000 to build (plus $10 for the spacious hillside site in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles). Prices have climbed since ...
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Latin America Shines

  A book review by Michael Webb MoMA has a strong sense of history and Latin American in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, an impressive catalogue of visionary architecture and urbanism (lik...
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Print Lives!

“Pushing the Press: the Typecraft Design Library” is an exhibition at the A+D Museum that demonstrates the continued vitality of the print medium. The entire gallery becomes a reference l...
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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...