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  • 964

    Henry van de Velde

    Tom Wilkinson reviews the career of this Belgian painter, architect and interior designer whose defense of artistic individuality led to artwork commodification

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    Shigeru Ban

    Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize Shigeru Ban became known as the sustainable paper architect but behind the cardboard aesthetics lie deep humanitarianism and high-tech aspirations

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    Richard Neutra

    With the house already the focus of Modernism, Neutra pushed it as the cradle for the psyche. Could architecture be prophylactic?

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    Charles and Ray Eames

    The Eameses, the ‘painters who didn’t paint and architects who didn’t build,’ did however manage to change the way we see the world

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    Louis Kahn

    From Philadelphia to Dhaka, this eminent yet mysterious architect talked to the stones and drew much of his inspiration from his fascination with the natural sciences

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    Paul Rudolph

    A life of reputations: genius, prodigy, beach house architect, maverick, brilliant instructor, virtuoso, failure and martyred saint, all for a single human being

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    Buckminster Fuller

    Behind the scenes of the Dymaxion World Map hides a 5 foot 1, cross-eyed and presbyopic Bucky who admits the military potential of the geodesic domes certainly helped to pay the bills

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    Richard Rogers

    Colonies of luxury flats obscure the violence and excitement of Richard Rogers’ finest projects

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    Gian Lorenzo Bernini

    Heralded as the next Michaelangelo by the age of eight, Bernini was a man around whom a powerful mythology has been sculpted

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    Jane Drew

    Shrouded in rumours of misdemenour and spying, Jane Drew’s life was richly packed with exciting opportunities and mayor projects

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    Carlo Mollino

    The ‘dangerous erotomaniac’ Carlo Mollino’s architecture formed the backdrop to his increasingly bizarre photographic fantasies

  • Tafuri

    Manfredo Tafuri: The Architecture Critics’ Critic

    A key architectural historian of the second half of the 20th century, Manfredo Tafuri stirred up controversy by criticising modern architecture’s alliance with capitalism

  • Reputations

    Michael Graves

    Ranging from the Portland building to a scrubbing brush, Michael Graves’ diverse body of work enables Paul Davies to arrive at a diagnosis of Postmodernism as a whole

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    Alexey Shchusev

    Switching styles whenever they came into fashion, Alexey Shchusev is a reminder that great architecture needn’t be built with strong political or architectural convictions

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    Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi

    The pair of Learning from Las Vegas fame, whose mannerist inquisition of taste will be their enduring legacy

  • Decarlo

    Giancarlo de Carlo

    Britt Eversole looks back at a key figure in the discourse on participation in architecture and founder of Team X

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964

Henry van de Velde Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Tom Wilkinson reviews the career of this Belgian painter, architect and interior designer whose defense of artistic individuality led to artwork commodification

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Shigeru Ban Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize Shigeru Ban became known as the sustainable paper architect but behind the cardboard aesthetics lie deep humanitarianism and high-tech aspirations

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Richard Neutra Subscription

6 February 2015 | By Paul Davies

With the house already the focus of Modernism, Neutra pushed it as the cradle for the psyche. Could architecture be prophylactic?