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Folio: Paolo Ventura's visual quarantine diarySubscription

Paolo Ventura painted a piece each day during quarantine and discovered a new way of working

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Folio: Albert Galeron’s Globe CélesteSubscription

Designed by Napoleon de Tédesco the Globe Céleste stood next to the Eiffel Tower as an icon of collective achievemnt

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Folio: Robert Fludd's black squareSubscription

Prefiguring Malevich’s Black Square by 300 years, Fludd’s drawing extends at the edges, inscribed with the text Et sic in infinitum – ‘and so on’


Folio: Willi BaumeisterSubscription

A few lines in ink subvert the neoclassical nude form into Baumeister’s distinct political critique

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Folio: Unconformity at JedburghSubscription

Strata of sedimentary rock lie at opposing angles in John Clerk’s illustration, revealing lengthy processes at work under the earth’s surface 

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Folio: Arata IsozakiSubscription

An urban proposal arises out of the detritus of the city in Isozaki’s drawing of an incubated city designed to self-destruct 

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Folio: Lina Bo BardiSubscription

The city is strewn across the interior in Lina Bo Bardi’s drawing that plays with scale, object and building 

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Folio: collages by Zsofia SchwegerSubscription

These collages of a small hallway in the artist’s flat project great distances onto the intimate and well-trodden surfaces of a domestic interior

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Folio: Roberto Burle MarxSubscription

The landscape architect and passionate ecologist’s paintings were brought to life in public parks and gardens across Brazil, including the distinctive promenade in Copacabana

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AR June 2020 on InsideSubscription

Home in the time of coronavirus | Quarantine architecture | Interior landscapes | Windows | Corridors | Desks | The couch |  Tom de Paor | Mill & Jones | Anni Albers 

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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


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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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


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


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


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

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


Folio: Joseph Paxton's National GardenSubscription

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


Folio: A Little Bit of BeijingSubscription

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


Folio: Heath HouseSubscription

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

Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879)

Folio: Viollet-le-Duc's ornamental sideSubscription

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


Folio: François Schuiten and Les Cités ObscuresSubscription

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


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: The Flying CitySubscription

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


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


Folio: The AR's enigmatic coversSubscription

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


Folio: Lebbeus Woods: UTOPa-1Subscription

Architecture as an act of a political nature


Folio: Kengo Kuma' Chokkura PlazaSubscription

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


Folio: Charles Correa's Kanchanjunga ApartmentsSubscription

Correa pioneered sustainable design and the integration of traditional environmental controls


Stanley Tigerman's ArchitoonsSubscription

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


Folio: Alice Aycock: The Indian World ViewSubscription

The interplay of architecture, sculpture and human and celestial languages


Folio: Nigel Peake: In the CitySubscription

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


Hiroshi Sugimoto: the World Trade CentreSubscription

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


Moon Hoon's fantastical landscapesSubscription

A psychadelic megastructure houses parallel worlds


Aldo Rossi vs King KongSubscription

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


Terrapol's Daniel Lauand IslandSubscription

The perverse aesthetic appeal of urbanism at its least humane


‘The Ladybird books of Modernism’Subscription

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


Monument Valley's Escher-like landscapesSubscription

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