10 books that tell you everything you need to know about the Bauhaus

November 13, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

For our Bauhaus 100 series, we’ve picked out 10 must-read books about the most influential art and design school in history, from classic volumes written by teachers, to contemporary titles that reveal its international influence. Bauhaus 1919-1928 by Herbert Bayer Published by MoMA just five years after the closure of the Bauhaus in 1933, this book

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Phaidon names Spencer Bailey as editor-at-large

October 29, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Spencer Bailey, the former editor of Surface magazine, has been named editor-at-large for Phaidon’s architecture and design publications. The American writer, editor and journalist’s new position was announced on 26 October 2018. Bailey, who helmed Surface for five years, described Phaidon as “one of the last bastions of quality in print media”. “Now more than

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Virtual Cities explores the urban landscapes of 40 video games

July 19, 2018 India Block 0

Game developer and writer Konstantinos Dimopoulos has crowdfunded an atlas exploring the design of cities in video games. Virtual Cities: An Atlas & Exploration of Video Game Cities will be published by Unbound and feature hand-drawn illustrations by visual artist Maria Kallikaki. From the irradiated post-apocalypse landscape of Fallout’s New Vegas to the supernatural horror

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Competition: win a signed copy of Jim Olson’s Building, Nature, Art book

June 1, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

In this competition, five Dezeen readers can win a signed copy of a book celebrating the “evolution” of US architect Jim Olson’s buildings over his 60-year career. Five readers will each win a copy of Building, Nature, Art – a new book that follows six decades of work by Olson, who is the co-founder of Seattle architecture studio Olson

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Competition: win a signed copy of Julien De Smedt’s Built Unbuilt book

May 4, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

In this competition, five Dezeen readers can win a signed copy of a book featuring major built works by Belgian architect Julien De Smedt, as well as ideas that “fell by the wayside”. The 328-page Built Unbuilt spans 16 years of De Smedt’s career, which includes a stint at Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA and running

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Competition: win a book documenting homes on the water

April 24, 2018 Dezeen staff 0

Our latest competition gives five readers the chance to win a copy of Gestalten’s Rock the Boat book, which explores an assortment of homes on water. Rock the Boat showcases a diverse range of floating dwellings, giving an insight into the lifestyle of the owners and designers of the selected homes. Comprised of 272 pages filled with colour

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Competition: win a book exploring homes that express their owners’ personalities

March 22, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

In our latest competition, we have teamed up with publisher Gestalten to give five readers the chance to win a copy of Bohemian Residence, a book that explores eclectic city dwellings. Bohemian Residence showcases a diverse range of homes, all in urban locations, and aims to show how the interiors of these properties reflect the creative

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“Revisiting Postmodernism is a careening joyride through 20th-century architecture”

March 16, 2018 Aaron Betsky 0

Postmodernism proponents Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman should broaden their range of influences and definition of the style to help the controversial architecture movement remain relevant, says Aaron Betsky. Revisiting Postmodernism, a rereading of that particular movement by pomo prince Terry Farrell and young pretender Adam Nathaniel Furman is, like its subject, a strange

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