I’m thrilled to announce the release of my novel, Loving Le Corbusier. The novel is a fictionalized account of the life […]
Tag Archive for ‘Modernism’
For the love of concrete!
I wonder if it’s natural to hold affection for the buildings that were constructed in your youth. For me, as […]
A postscript to Pessac
Following my recent piece on Le Corbusier’s housing development at Pessac, Sugarcubes in Bordeaux. I was delighted to receive an […]
Sugar cubes in Bordeaux
When I was a student I bought a little book called “Lived-in Architecture: Le Corbusier’s Pessac revisited” by Philippe Boudon. […]
A radiant unity
Earlier this year I broadcast a piece on ABC Radio National about Le Corbusier’s Unité d’habitation (listen here). It’s a […]
Jean Badovici, mystery man
One of the surprising things about writing a novel set within the last hundred years is how difficult it can […]
When I was a boy in the 1960s, anything that said ‘Made in Japan’ meant cheap and nasty. We used […]
Look at me!
I know I’ve posted about doors before (see Abandon Hope) and how important I think they are. I am an […]
All hail the national style
In my piece on the California bungalow, I mention the idea of a country seeking a national style. It’s an […]
Are you sitting comfortably?
This week’s Design File is about Mies van der Rohe’s classic Barcelona chair. I have a total thing about chairs […]