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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...
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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...