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Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

  “Back to basics” Rem Koolhaas declared, after he was appointed the curator of one of the most prestigious architecture expositions in the world – the 2014 Venice Biennale. Taking place from June 7 to November 23, 2014, the event will be home to projects representing a number of countries and studios from around the…

Northwest x Northwest: Seattle and the Hypercube

  Nestled into the slope of 4th Street, is Seattle’s Central Library a glistening crystalline geometric projection. Just blocks from Pike’s Place Market, where tourists flock to Starbucks’ flagship store and peruse boutique confectionaries, is the country’s most architecturally progressive library; a vision for design enthusiasts and bibliophiles alike. The Central Library, designed by Rem…

BOOK LOVERS UNITED

Whether you’re an art student or a gallerist, a photographer or an architect, a collector, a curator, or just curious to look at the world through the lens of visual culture, you’ve come to the right place: the ARTBOOK | D.A.P. catalogue is where the world’s leading museums, cultural institutions, galleries and independent arts publishers…

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Horizon Lines: Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Modernism Week ended on Sunday, and since all the spots on the Lautner House tour had been snatched six months ago, I found myself in the lobby of the Horizon Hotel seeking shade from the desert sun. The advertised exhibition was just a small collection of photographs, many of them without listed artistic credits….

The Fourth Time’s the Charm

  From Greenwich Village, to Midtown, then Madison Avenue & 75th, the Whitney Museum has moved around Manhattan more than your average New Yorker is likely to in a lifetime. In 2015, another location will be added to the list, but this new 200,000 square ft. space is predicted to remain as the permanent home…

Neutra’s Kronish House Gets A Last-Minute Save

Richard Neutra’s Kronish House was recently rescued from demolition just days after it was slated to be bulldozed. The house was designed in 1955 by Richard Neutra, the reputed father of California Modernism. The massive house occupies 7,000 square feet of space on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, and remains the only intact design of…

The New World Trade Center: A Design Opportunity Lost

During a brief visit to New York, I had the chance to visit the recently unveiled September 11th Memorial. The two huge pools, elegant scars of the fallen World Trade Center towers, have a graceful simplicity that recalls Maya Lin (Lin was, in fact, on the committee that reviewed design submissions for the Memorial). Although…

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