Metropolis speaks with critic Mark Lamster about his recent biography of America’s original starchitect and the many contradictions he discovered along the way—from Johnson’s Nazi past, to his many reinventions.
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This week, Metropolis's editors are revealing our picks for the best design-minded gifts.
The leaves are turning and publishers are preparing a whole slate of new releases—from North Korean architecture to cutting-edge material experimentation, here are our favorites.
J. Meejin Yoon tells Metropolis how the Italian designer's whimsical book taught her about context, constraints, and imagination.
Pet-tecture: Design for Pets, a new book released this fall by Phaidon, features a collection of specially-designed shelters for pets of all stripes.
Du Bois’s 1900 Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America illustrated the progress of newly-freed African Americans and is being published for Du Bois’s 150th birthday.
Three excerpted chapters from Interior Landmarks: Treasures of New York, whose new edition is available for pre-order, reveal stunning Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture.
Mathias Goeritz: Modernist Art and Architecture in Cold War Mexico contextualizes Goeritz’s art within the cultural and political transformations of Latin America.
California Crazy, recently reissued by Taschen, is an indelible record of the wild, wonderful tradition of roadside architecture.
The editors of OfficeUS Manual discuss why they delved into architecture office handbooks going back to 1890.
Women Design includes a balance of prominent figures (Aino Aalto and Denise Scott Brown, for example) and lesser-known names (like Lora Lamm, a Swiss-born graphic designer).
This New Book Features 300 Notable Examples of Industrial Design by Masters and Forgotten Designers Alike
Industrial Design in the Modern Age also outlines the evolution of industrial design through a series of accessible essays by such experts as Juliet Kinchin, Pat Kirkham, and Cara McCarty.
Spring has sprung, along with a new crop of books—here are our top picks.
The New York firm, founded in 1957 and still in operation, has produced many iconic logos for corporate America.
Today’s architecture books are smaller, timelier, and nimbler.
A new book from Phaidon celebrates the British architect's surprisingly colorful approach to image-making.
Cooper is not in the pantheon of "great men" of graphic design, despite being the rare or even singular figure whose achievements were marked in both print and digital media.
While you deck your halls, may as well take the time to deck your coffee table with one of these fabulous design and architecture books.
In this excerpt from the new book "Allied Works Architecture: Dwelling," firm founder Brad Cloepfil discusses "Land, Light, and Craft."
Metropolis sits down with Mostafavi and John Portman's son, Jack, to discuss the architect's legacy and a new book re-examining his legacy.