Thursday, 19 March 2015 00:00

Arts & Architecture: 1945-49

The magazine didn't just cover the glory years of suburban America, writes Steve Parnell – it helped to create them

Published in Review
Monday, 04 August 2014 01:00

Manuals 1: Design & Identity Guidelines

The way that corporations styled themselves in the 1960s and 70s was ruled by big books full of the smallest details, says Steve Parnell

Published in Review
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00


Britain’s postwar landscape is illuminated through the stories of the people who planned, built and lived in it, says Steve Parnell

Published in Review
Thursday, 03 October 2013 10:00

The Italian Avant-Garde

This collection of essays and interviews sheds much-needed light on an era of radical sociopolitical change, says Steve Parnell.

Published in Review
Friday, 14 September 2012 11:59

Making WET

Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing tells the story of the l970s

countercultural magazine. WET's founder Leonard Koren once said

that even he didn't know what 'gourmet bathing' meant but, as Steve Parnell

explains, it had more to do with architecture than you might expect.

Published in Review
Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:08

Cedric Price

Eight years after his death, the architect who built very little – and occasionally argued for the demolition of what he did complete – is still making people think sideways about the spaces we inhabit.

Published in Icon of the Month

Forecasting how the weather influences architecture is, of course, unpredictable, says Steve Parnell.

Published in Review