The show, currently at the Center for Architecture in New York, uses architecture to explore themes beyond it.
Despite its styling as a kids book—the illustrations are cartoonish in the way Chris Ware's are—this biography is a substantive account of Wright's life and work.
Modernism was once looked to by the emerging states of West Africa to jump-start self-rule. The remnants of this experience, as a new exhibition shows, still radiate that optimism.
With the help of VR and other technology, the Jewish Museum's ambitious exhibition on Pierre Chareau reveals a splendidly idiosyncratic life and work.
Affordable housing's future depends on us learning lessons from the past.
Fewer than 20 percent of American office workers take a lunch break, partly because the average workplace doesn’t have a lunch room. Architecture firm Snøhetta has designed its own offices to accommodate this important activity and make it the central focus of the workday.
An ongoing show at the City College of New York casts the architect's unfinished masterpiece in a new light.
The final stretch of New York's elevated park is a satisfying conclusion.
A new book explores the Romanian architect's "hybrid" work, which stressed an organic conception of modernism while still retaining some local tradition.
Even if you have visited the Midwestern Modernist Mecca, this new collection of fish-eyed photos beckons you to take another look.
The best-preserved open-air museum of socialist architecture represents the grim reality of oppression
Was James Stirling modernism’s last great prophet, or postmodernism’s original poster child?
Phaidon's Atlas of Architecture is both extensive and comprehensive
Mies Van Der Rohe's 860-880 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (c/o Wayne Andrews/Esto) The subtitle of Matthew Gordon Lasner’s High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century (Yale University Press, 2012) might suggest a story of determined residential heterodoxy. Could this…
Concrete, edited by William Hall with an essay by Leonard Karen, $49.95 US/CAN, Phaidon March 2013, www.phaidon.com When I encounter a book dust jacket that’s textured to the touch I usually assume that it’s a willful distraction from the contents within;…
Long Island at the mid-twentieth-century, you might have heard, was a place of explosive growth. Most of this was not very interesting. Sprawl. Tract housing. Billy Joel. They came with the island’s rapid suburban development. For a brighter look at…
An overly co-dependent couple, as any dinner party guest knows all too well, can cast an alienating pall over nearly a whole table. In the world of postwar urban planning this noxiously self-absorbed pairing was played, more often than not,…