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  1. Evil People in Modern Homes
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    Evil People in Modern Homes

    I was wandering around William Stout's architectural bookstore the other day when I came across Yale University graphic design student Benjamin Critton's wonderful tabloid treatise Evil...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.10

  2. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
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    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  3. The Glass House
    Travel Reports

    The Glass House

    Last month I was lucky enough to catch a viewing of The Glass House, a wonderful play that told the story of both Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson's glass houses. I caught up with the...

    07.13.10

  4. Shelved By Color
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    Shelved By Color

    I went to the Dwell bookcase today to look for the tome Mutations by Rem Koolhaas and others. I was following up on a note from the fact checker on a Koolhaas quote and needed that book to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.23.10

  5. 2010 Books by Dwell Contributors

    2010 Books by Dwell Contributors

    Though we love to love our many talented contributors in the pages of Dwell, we figured that the fine work they do merits a special shout-out. So should you be shopping for a Dwell-lover, consider...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.10

  6. Beauty in Decay
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    Beauty in Decay

    In the beginning of Beauty in Decay: The Art of Urban Exploration, collaborators Jeremy Gibbs ("RomanyWG") and Patrick Potter posit that "the strange thing is not that Urban...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.09.10

  7. The Small Stakes: Music Posters
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    The Small Stakes: Music Posters

    Graphic design rarely gets better than when it's put to music and put through a screen. And few create concert posters better than Jason Munn. In a new release published this year by Chronicle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.07.10

  8. Friday Finds 7.9.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.9.2010

    Lotsa good stuff today: things to watch, things to do, things to covet. We're also excited to share the very first Friday Find contributed by our brand-spanking-new editor, Jaime Gross! Here's to...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.09.10

  9. Park Life, San Francisco
    Travel Reports

    Park Life, San Francisco

    I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, a cool and highly unconventional gallery and shop. It opened in 2006, the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.19.10

  10. Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee
    Interviews

    Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee

    Dave Brown founded Holiday Matinee after agreeing to be the publicist for his friends in Jimmy Eat World--without even known what a publicist did. After a two-year hiatus from the company, during...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.10

  11. A Week at the Airport: Part I
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    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

  12. The Best of Dutch Design?
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    The Best of Dutch Design?

    NAi Publishing, in collaboration with the Dutch Design Awards, recently released the 2010 Dutch Design Yearbook, a 216-page atlas of the best, newest, and most innovative work by designers in the...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    11.11.10

  13. Landscape of Infrastructure
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    Landscape of Infrastructure

    Though museums and skyscrapers are often the comissions that catapult contemporary architects into the design stratosphere, increasingly we're seeing what was once the demesne of engineers (bridges...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.22.10

  14. Ten Walks/Two Talks performance

    Ten Walks/Two Talks performance

    Andy Fitch and Jon Cotner are having three performances for their book Ten Walks/Two Talks in the Bay Area. The book combines a series of sixty-minute, sixty-sentence walks around Manhattan...

    04.19.10

  15. Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations

    Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations

    This is the first museum survey of Maira Kalman’s narrative art. Working as an illustrator, author, and designer, Kalman is well known for her covers and drawings for The New Yorker, over a...

    07.03.10

  16. "Beadle Architecture" Documentary

    "Beadle Architecture" Documentary

    Design Within Reach, Scottsdale AZ will host a documentary screening about Case Study House program architect Alfred Newman Beadle. Alfred Newman Beadle #28 in Arizona (later called Case Study...

    10.12.10

  17. The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X- 197X

    The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X- 197X

    Peter Eisenman, Anthony Vidler, Bernard Tschumi, Steven Holl, Cynthia Davidson, Alison Sky, Suzanne Stephens, William Menking, Albert Ferré, Craig Buckley, Urtzi Grau, Beatriz Colomina, and...

    12.05.10

  18. Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Fiell Publishing

    FIELL publishes beautiful, unique, authoritatively written, high-quality illustrated books that embrace the most interesting, important and pertinent subjects within an enticing range of...

    12.22.10

  19. Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design
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    Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design

    Released at the end of last month, Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design by the Art Institute of Chicago's design curator Zoë Ryan is a fine addition to the growing literature on the excellent...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.10

  20. Review: Tadao Ando
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    Review: Tadao Ando

    The architecture of Tadao Ando seeks to connect the building with its surrounding. In Tadao Ando, a book recently published by Birkhauser, author Yann Nussaume attempts to explain the work of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.13.10

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