Category Archives: Book Review

CLOG:BIG

I’m very exciting to finally announce the official launch of CLOG. This is a publication I’ve started with 5 other to take a closer look at singular topics important in architecture at the moment. Our first issue is on Bjarke … Continue reading

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While not well received by all, Mike Davis’s City of Quartz from 1990 is still a significant book on Los Angeles urbanism. Essays like his text “Fortress L.A.,” served as an “often strident reality check, an examination of the ways … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terror and Wonder

“There can be no separation between our architecture and our culture. Nor any separation of either form our happiness.” – Frank Lloyd Wright This is exactly what Terror and Wonder is all about. Blair Kamin presents this compilation of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Building Up and Tearing Down

“Evaluating how a building looks and how it works as a physical object will always be the core of the architecture critic’s obligation. My point is only to say that if the critic’s responsibility begins with considering the building as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hearts of the City

Herbert Muschamp was known as an advocate of innovation; he often criticized the lack of serious new architecture in the US and looked at architecture in connection to culture and politics, considering for example, the role of Republicans and Democrats … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Architecture

Ada Louise Huxtable’s most recent book, On Architecture: Collected Reflections on a Century of Change is her 10th book.  The book is a selection of columns and articles written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the New … Continue reading

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