It is a truth universally acknowledged that any architecture aficionado must be in want of a good book for the holiday season. So I'm pleased to offer a few recommendations of volumes recently reviewed at Architects + Artisans, with links to posts and ordering details.
Anyone tuned in to CBS Sunday Morning on May 31 couldn't possibly have missed seeing the soft-spoken gentleman with his blue-handled, stainless steel teakettle, a red bird perched at the end of its spout.
The passing of Michael Graves last week brought a lot of well-deserved praise for his architecture and even more so, for his products that many people purchased from retailers like Target and J.C. Penney.
Target's innovations in design have dramatically raised its profile, setting it above its rivals. It just announced "The Shops at Target" concept, in which a number of boutiques will open up exclusive shops inside stores for a limited time.
His work doesn't mimic the work of Palladio or the architecture of Athens and Rome, but it's clearly informed by the classical principles of balance, harmony and symmetry. And he continues to experiment with how the profession might move forward as he employs them.
Almost as quickly as it arrived and changed our world, Postmodernism disappeared. But with a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, it's time now to take a look back at its evolution.
These days,it's almost impossible to find a young architect who can draw freehand. To others, though, a computer and a pencil are simply two different ways of developing an idea. There are those who can draw, and those who prefer a computer.