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...

Exhibitions: The Art of Light [UPDATED]

By Michael Webb You are lying on your back, gazing at an intensely blue sky. Any Angeleno can do that, but a lucky few will start the experience in James Turrell’s Perceptual Cell at LACMA. The...

Book Review: From Art to Architecture

By Michael Webb Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture After Images. Edward Dimendberg. (The University of Chicago Press, $65). A timely and penetrating study of a firm that has surged to prominence ...

Books: Old Japan Made New

A new monograph explores the compelling work of architect Kengo Kuma. By Michael Webb Kengo Kuma: Complete Works.  (Thames & Hudson, $65) In his erudite introduction, Kenneth Frampton calls ...