Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:00

Mass Observation

The organisation's visual archive raises intriguing questions about the line between social study and snooping, says Isabel Stevens

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Sunday, 01 September 2013 01:00

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

MoMA presents a compelling case, says Claire Barliant, for seeing Le Corbusier as a lover, not a conqueror of nature

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Sunday, 01 September 2013 01:00

The Alternative Guide to the Universe

The painstaking, at times obsessive, work of self-taught artists and inventors presents a poignant vision of the future says Will Wiles

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Sunday, 01 September 2013 01:00

Prefab: Palaces for the people

Elisabeth Blanchet offers a poignant study of the emergency homes that became part of the suburban British landscape, says Owen Pritchard

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

Future 50: Rotor

Icon asked a dozen experts and practitioners to nominate the people they think are, in some way, shaping the future. The resulting list of global talent is a snapshot that shows how young designers and architects are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world

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Thursday, 01 August 2013 01:00

The Invention of Craft

Glenn Adamson's latest book about craft may win over even the staunchest of crafts-haters, says craft-sceptic Edwin Heathcote

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Italian collective Breaking the Mould’s collaboration with Salviati, and the resulting exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery, is a bid to revive the fortunes of glass.

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Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:00

Metahaven – Islands in the clouds

Sukhdev Sandhu visits the first museum exhibition by Metahaven, the studio that branded Wikileaks.

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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:00

Luton Overlay

Two sets of photographs – one by an outsider, another by locals – highlights Luton's sense of loss and abandonment, says Owen Hatherley

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Friday, 18 January 2013 09:56

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

The first European retrospective of Kahn’s work in 40 years makes Owen Hatherley wonder about the architect’s place in the pantheon.

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Friday, 26 October 2012 15:20

Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style

The Barbican's exhibition devoted to Britain's national fantasy figure and his secret service toys invited us to think of James Bond as a kind of design object. As the new Bond film opens, here's Will Wiles on "the drone strike in a dinner jacket".

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Friday, 29 June 2012 14:59

Masters of Chaos

The Musée du Quai Branly has cast contemporary artists as modern-day shamans working with the forces of disorder. But by displaying artworks next to artefacts from every continent and period of history, the show raises complicated questions about art and ethnography.

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Friday, 15 June 2012 16:19

Bauhaus

This summer blockbuster is the largest UK exhibition on the Bauhaus in over 40 years. The exhibition traces the life and work of Bauhaus' students and masters, and introduces an insightful way of looking at the famous school. Here's Owen Hatherley's review.

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Friday, 11 May 2012 12:12

British Design, 1948-2012

With the 1948 “Austerity Olympics” as its starting point, the V&A surveys 60 years of British design, architecture and fashion. From punk posters to Laura Ashley florals, the exhibition questions contrived notions of national identity to reveal a country caught between modernity and nostalgia. Here’s our review.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:12

Archizines

James Pallister flicks through a pile of super-niche publications and wonders how long they’ll last.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:05

Gerhard Richter

A retrospective of the artist’s work highlights the tension between the agony of loss and the futility of marking it, says Charles Holland.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:57

Metabolism, the City of the Future

A tale of postwar visionaries has a lot to say to post-earthquake Japan, says Julian Worrall.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:46

Building the Revolution

Infinite ambition was the strength and the weakness of the Russian constructivists, says Agata Pyzik.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:17

Postmodernism

A rollercoaster ride through three decades of cynicism exposes the crassness of an era best left behind, says William Wiles.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 11:06

Printemps de Septembre

This multi-venue Toulouse biennial transforms the experience of wandering into a psychological journey, says Francesca Gavin.

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