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Paul Nash, Tate London 2018

Volumes of words: the architecture of the pageSubscription

By Hannah Gregory

Reciprocities between text and architecture open up new ways of reading

19th-Century map of Tokyo

Reading the city: Roland Barthes in Paris and TokyoSubscription

By Edwina Attlee

From ‘The Eiffel Tower’ to Empire of Signs, Roland Barthes teaches architects how to interpret places

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Interview with Irma BoomSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

The AR talks to the Dutch graphic designer and specialist bookmaker about the relationship between books, buildings and architecture, about the value of print in a digital world – and reading in bed.

Essays and reviews

Letters from the Editor

Dymaxion House

The Big Rethink revisited: Becoming EarthlingsSubscription

By

Reflecting on The Big Rethink series of essays, Buchanan argues for a new culture integrating understandings of ecology, evolution and identity

The full Big Rethink

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‘Architecture is now a tool of capital, complicit in a purpose antithetical to its social mission’Subscription

By Reinier de Graaf

As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital