Friday, 09 January 2015 10:27

9 January: This week’s most read

Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple's Jony Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week

Published in Comment
Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:27

Ruin Lust at Tate Britain

Isabel Stevens finds humour, fear and melancholy among the rubble as Tate Britain explores our abiding obsession with decay

Published in Review
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Out of the Shadows: MacDonald Gill

The fantastical maps of Max Gill reveal why the artist was once as well known as his now more famous elder brother, says Isabel Stevens

Published in Review
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

Published in Review
Monday, 29 July 2013 15:50

The green screen

Cinema has come a long way since an actor first sat in front of a coloured screen and pretended to fly a magic carpet. But today’s hyper-real digital worlds still start with a lurid green wall.

Published in Icon of the Month
Friday, 28 June 2013 14:45

André Sauvage

Études sur Paris, André Sauvage’s 1928 cinematic ode to the French capital, is a stroll through a city on the brink of change, says Isabel Stevens.

Published in Review
Friday, 10 May 2013 10:16

Geraldo de Barros

Fifty years separated the Brazilian artist’s two series of abstract photographs, but Isabel Stevens finds them both equally startling.

Published in Review
Friday, 31 August 2012 13:18

Pushwagner's Soft City

The dystopian landscape imagined and drawn by the Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner in 1969 still resonates today, says Isabel Stevens – especially in Milton Keynes

Published in Review
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:39

Lee Friedlander

The American photographer's irreverent perspective exposes the superficiality of car-worship, says Isabel Stevens.

Published in Review
Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:48

Wim Wenders

The vast, empty landscapes of the filmmaker’s photographs are an appropriately still counterpart to his films.

Published in Review
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:18

Surreal House

The surrealists make themselves at home in the Barbican.

Published in Review