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Palm Springs’ Architectural Showcase

Palm Springs is celebrating Modernism Week, February 12-22, and one of this year’s highlights is the new Architecture and Design Center, a satellite of the Art Museum. It occupies a former bank...
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Book Review: America’s Architectural Hub

By Michael Webb AIA Guide to Chicago, Third Edition. Edited by Alice Sinkevitch and Laurie McGovern Petersen. University of Illinois Press, $34.95. No American city has a greater concentration of arc...

FORM Culture: Architecture for Art

Frederick Fisher carved the new Marc Selwyn Fine Art space out of a former auto body shop in Beverly Hills. Image Jeff McLane/Marc Selwyn Fine Art. By Michael Webb At a time when many architects are ...

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...