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Folio: Wenzel Hablik's NotgeldSubscription

When hyperinflation gripped Germany in the 1920s, Notgeld replaced the official currency as the German Mark plummeted – worth more as children’s play material than the monetary value printed on it

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Folio: George FinchSubscription

The London County Council (LCC) architect designed the generous Lambeth Towers in 1972, which exemplified his belief in the power of architecture to transform lives

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Folio: Francis BaconSubscription

The County Kildare native asserted that he couldn’t come back to Ireland until he was dead – perhaps fitting then, that the contents of his South Kensington studio were posthumously decanted to Dublin

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Folio: Jonas Staal's New World SummitSubscription

Dutch artist Jonas Staal’s New World Summit is an artistic and political organisation dedicated to providing alternative parliaments, hosting political groups excluded from democracy

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Folio: The Flood of NoahSubscription

From Genesis 7:11-24, The Flood of Noah by William de Brailes (c1250) illustrates a scene from the story of Noah’s Ark

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Folio: Madelon Vriesendorp's all-seeing mannequinSubscription

From artists to architects and politicans to performers, a sea of talented women’s eyes – shaped in the female form – look back at the reader

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Folio: Denys Lasdun's model graveyardSubscription

The road to success was long, frustrating and dogged with opposition for London’s National Theatre

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Folio: an elevation from the AlhambraSubscription

Adorned with Arabic inscriptions, the walls of this 14th-century Moorish palace read like the pages of a book of poems

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Folio: Cornelis van Eesteren's General Expansion Plan for AmsterdamSubscription

Cornelis van Eesteren devised the General Expansion Plan for Amsterdam when he was 37, after winning the Prix de Rome when he was just 24

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AR September 2019 on MoneySubscription

Yasmeen Lari | Heatherwick Studio | Lütjens Padmanabhan | Peter Zumthor | OFFICE | Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Studio Ko | Supertanker | Richard Seifert | Typology: Bank

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Folio: Sarah Wigglesworth's dining tablesSubscription

These drawings of a dining table formed the basis for Sarah Wigglesworth’s design of the Straw Bale House (2001)

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Folio: Marcel Breuer's Long ChairSubscription

This drawing is from The Marcel Breuer Coloring Book, which was created in 1962 and distributed to the staff at Breuer’s studio

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Folio: Helena Mändlová's 'Dream'Subscription

Part of a collection of drawings by Jewish children who were detained in Theresienstadt ‘camp-ghetto’, Dream was created during clandestine drawing classes taught by painter and teacher Friedl Dicker-Brandeis

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Folio: Tomoyuki TanakaSubscription

Tomoyuki Tanaka illustrates Tokyo’s infrastructure as a bustling hive integrated into city life

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Folio: Richard LongSubscription

Richard Long’s photographs capture his temporary human intervention in some of the world’s most stunning landscapes

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Folio: Charlotte PerriandSubscription

The work of Modernist architect and designer Charlotte Perriand has been historically eclipsed by the towering shadow of her long-time collaborator Le Corbusier

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Folio: Moon HoonSubscription

Visionary architect Moon Hoon’s drawing represents the vernacular as an island distanced from the high-tech of mainland Korea

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Folio: Joseon dynasty royal banquetSubscription

Paintings of royal banquets were produced to foster political stability by highlighting the proper way to govern people and promoting the Confucian virtues of filial piety and respect for one’s elders

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Folio: Sol LeWitt’s ‘$100 drawings’Subscription

Whole chunks of existing city are cut out and erased in this Sol LeWitt’s series of paper works

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Folio: ​Ben Carré's stage setSubscription

Starting as a Parisian stage scenographer, Ben Carré became later on one of the most prolific art directors in Hollywood

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Folio: Peter Barber’s 100 Mile CitySubscription

A dense and intense edge to London

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Folio: Bompas & Parr’s AR terrazzo tributeSubscription

The cover of the Craft issue drew together centuries of culinary and architectural tradition

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Folio: A new museSubscription

Kali, mother of creation and destruction, on the cover of the AR’s 120th anniversary edition

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Folio: E-1027, Eileen Gray’s architectural magnum opusSubscription

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Rarely is a house so intertwined with the lives of those who built it and lived there

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Folio: Paolo Soleri's Space ArcologiesSubscription

Comprehending the earth’s fragility through spacebound habitats

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Folio: Louis Kahn’s unbuilt synagogueSubscription

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Folio: The Architectural Review number one, volume oneSubscription

Musing on the meanings behind the AR’s first ever cover

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Folio: Typologies by the Bechers Subscription

Why must a water tower look like a UFO, or a coal bunker like a castle on legs?

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Folio: Bruce Bushman’s Disney designsSubscription

The prolific designer worked on sets, rides and animations

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Folio: Joseph Paxton's National GardenSubscription

Turing his hand to landscaping, Paxton sought to unite disciplines with a vast garden

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Folio: A Little Bit of BeijingSubscription

A graphic novels depicts the poetic charm of life in the hutongs, but also the difficulties

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Folio: Heath HouseSubscription

The AR’s Manplan on Education presented the vanguard of its time

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Folio: Viollet-le-Duc's ornamental sideSubscription

A man of contradictions, the structural rationalist le-Duc was also a dab hand at ornamentation

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Folio: François Schuiten and Les Cités ObscuresSubscription

Schuiten expresses his love of architecture through striking comics that critique the ‘Brusselisations’ of his home city

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Undergrowth Economy: The Bindweed ShardSubscription

Over your cities, grass will grow: This ink drawing by David Janes suggests an amusing future condition for Renzo Piano’s London Bridge Tower

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Folio: Kanal – Centre PompidouSubscription

The shell of the old Citroën factory in northern Brussels will re-emerge as the Centre Pompidou’s latest offshoot with a design by Sergison Bates, noAarchitecten and EM2N

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Folio: Jürgen Mayer HSubscription

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Folio: The Flying CitySubscription

Georgii Krutikov’s drawings depict a utopia where people work on the ground and live in the clouds

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Folio: The landscapes of Lancelot BrownSubscription

The ‘natural’ English landscape tradition was anything but

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Folio: The Disrobing of DraupadiSubscription

The Indian miniature style of painting often depicted vivid architectural scenes

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Folio: The AR's enigmatic coversSubscription

Since its earliest issues, the AR’s covers have been vivid reflections of its editorial ethos.

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Folio: Lebbeus Woods: UTOPa-1Subscription

Architecture as an act of a political nature

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Folio: Kengo Kuma' Chokkura PlazaSubscription

Kuma’s sketches highlight his dexterity at editing his images to the core idea

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Folio: Charles Correa's Kanchanjunga ApartmentsSubscription

Correa pioneered sustainable design and the integration of traditional environmental controls

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Stanley Tigerman's ArchitoonsSubscription

The drawings of an ‘egocentric demander of instant gratification with a short attention span’

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Folio: Alice Aycock: The Indian World ViewSubscription

The interplay of architecture, sculpture and human and celestial languages

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Folio: Nigel Peake: In the CitySubscription

Peake’s vivid drawings interpret the city as an assemblage of fragments

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Hiroshi Sugimoto: the World Trade CentreSubscription

Blurring the hard edges of Modernism, Sugimoto’s photography reasserts photography’s status as artwork

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Moon Hoon's fantastical landscapesSubscription

A psychadelic megastructure houses parallel worlds

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Aldo Rossi vs King KongSubscription

The Modernist trope of the grid as a cage of capitalist reason

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Terrapol's Daniel Lauand IslandSubscription

The perverse aesthetic appeal of urbanism at its least humane

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‘The Ladybird books of Modernism’Subscription

Neither the cold lens of photography nor grimy instagrams, Ladybird’s Modernism is warm and gentle

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Monument Valley's Escher-like landscapesSubscription

Candy-coloured axonometrics revel in the aesthetic pleasure of the parallel projection

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Adam Dant: The Budge Row BibliothequeSubscription

Histories and anecdotes collide in beautifully rendered pictoral space

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Aleister Crowley: Atu XVI: The TowerSubscription

Instead of unity, there is dissolution, as the structures of the old aeon are destroyed

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Pier Vittorio Aureli: The Marriage of Reason and SqualorSubscription

This paradoxical abandonment of composition generates drawings devoid of context, inhabitation and function

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Roberto Burle Marx: Ibirapuera parkSubscription

[FOLIO] Burle Marx’s use of the principles of Cubism and abstraction forged an entirely new grammar for landscape design

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Folio: Léon Krier and Massimo Scolari: Le désespoir de JanusSubscription

These industrial-Futurist homages are not unlike contemporary works by High-Tech architects

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Hans Poelzig: House of German-Turkish FriendshipSubscription

Fitting into the Expressionist phase of his work, Poelzig’s competition entry was an orientalising ziggurat

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Pablo Bronstein: 150th anniversary of TFLSubscription

[FOLIO] Pablo Bronstein’s drawing takes inspiration from the architecture of the city’s underground network

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Folio: Gary Schuberth: domed buildingSubscription

Kansas-based architect Schuberth skilfully evokes the texture and depth of a fantastical domed building

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The Bride of Denmark's Lion BarSubscription

As a pre-internet salon, the Bride’s sensuous conviviality could be described as the original ‘social media’