Jane Jacobs, super-villain?
. A new play, the wonderfully-titled 'Boozy: The Life, Death and Subsequent Vilification of Le Corbusier and, More Importantly, Robert Moses
', villifies Jacobs in a campy, tongue-in-cheek kind of way ('putting the punk rock back into urban planning'). The play comes soon after Pierre Huyghe's Le Corbusier puppet show
, a kind of World Police
for architects, as well as news of Brad Pitt's burgeoning architectural career
. Starchitecture never had it so good.
stills casts its shadow, while on the other side of the world it's as if Moses is still steaming ahead: Lightningfield
charts rapid urban change
in Shanghai. Boozy would have loved it.*What's the deal with book publishing?
Answer, 'happy' and 'sad' warehouses, pulping machines and a business model that's like playing the Vegas slots. In 2003, 34% of adult hardcover books were returned to publishers, compared with 28% in 1993
. Ironically, the WSJ page is sponsored by Xerox
Looking for a suitably post-apocalyptic site for a shoot? Try Locations UK
. Alternatively, you might want a garage
. The site is (inadvertently?) a good way of taking a tour round the capital's finer apartments
and residential architecture
, including deco
(the latter is Anthony Hudson's Drop House
Is it possible for the internet to dry up? It feels as if it's contracting a little, pages falling apart, slipping away. We'll keep searching. How many frames per second can you actually see?
/ The Russian Mosin Nagant Page
/ exploring the Cincinatti subway
/ a one-man Luftwaffe life-raft
. From here