Book Review: Chinese Megastructures

By Michael Webb  Urban Hopes: Made in China by Steven Holl. Edited by Christoph a. Kumpusch (Lars Müller Publishers, $49) In the 19th century, “Go west, young man” was an invita...

Book Review: On Bikes, in Paris

By Michael Webb Paris: Women and Bicycles. Photographs by Gil Garcetti. Balcony Press, $45. Bill Cunningham, the 84-year-old Bostonian who bikes around New York in all weathers chronicling street fas...

Book Review: Museum Piece

By Michael Webb Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Galllery of Art and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience. Neil Harris (University of Chicago Press, $35). I had the good fortune to ...

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: 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...