Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine April 2011

 

New Craft: A Return to the Hand

The renaissance of craft among artists, designers, and DIYers otherwise glued to their screens speaks to a universal longing for the tactile and real.

The renaissance of craft currently occurring among artists, architects, designers, and a generation of DIYers otherwise glued to their keyboards speaks to a universal longing for the tactile and the real.

Turn, Turn, Turn

The famous Pete Seeger song has our editor in chief reflecting on 30 seasons of architecture and design.

Pomo Returns (Or Maybe it Never Left)

Mocked, maligned, misunderstood, it’s the movement that no one wants to claim membership in—even retrospectively. And yet, might we still be in its grip?

Mocked, maligned, misunderstood, it’s the movement that no one wants to claim membership in—even retrospectively. And yet, might we still be in its grip?

Our Charles Jencks Moment

How do you mark the last 30 years of architecture and design? That was the question we asked ourselves when trying to put together this anniversary issue. We turned for inspiration to Charles Jencks’s famous “Evolutionary Tree of Twentieth-Century Architecture” diagram from 2000, which seems to have withstood the test of time. Many of the movements that were around when…

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