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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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Rain in LA

El Niño may relieve the California drought but, in the meantime, Angelenos can enjoy a downpour without getting wet. Rain Room is an installation at LACMA by the London-based artist collective Random...
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Celebrating a Seminal Modern Designer

A review by Michael Webb When she died in 1976, at age 98, Eileen Gray was just beginning to emerge from decades of obscurity, thanks to a few belated articles and exhibitions. Now she is in danger o...
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A New View of Milan

A review by Michael Webb Berizzi is the Virgil every architectural traveler needs as a guide to the Inferno and Purgatorio of Milan (for Paradiso, you will have to look elsewhere). It’s a city ...
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Prouvé Refined

The recently expanded Vitra showroom in Culver City is presenting Prouvé RAW, a special edition of the French master’s office furniture produced as a joint venture between Vitra and the Dutch j...
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Strategies for Shelter in L.A.

By Michael Webb Shelter is as basic a human need as food and sleep, so the A+D Museum could not have chosen a more important theme with which to launch its new space in downtown L.A. It’s a sub...
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BEER AND SCHNITZEL

BierBeisl Imbiss, an authentic taste of Austria, is the latest in a growing roster of distinctive restaurants in downtown Los Angeles. It’s located in the century-old arcade that links Spring S...
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Tensile Canopies

A book review by Michael Webb Few Pritzker Prizes have been more richly deserved than this year’s award to German architect-engineer Frei Otto. Sadly, he died on the eve of the announcement, ju...