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IN THIS ISSUE 09_05.25.2005
Freedom Tower Stalled
Shadows fall on Childs' moment as a big-league architect
African Burial Ground Memorial Resurrected
GSA chooses Rodney Leon's winning design
Robert Slutzky: An Appreciation
Painter and theorist dies at 75
Exit Rampe
LMDC loses head
TKTS 2006
Long-awaited redesign of Times Square booth moves forward
Editorial: Revamping Washington Square Park
The latest dirt from our very own gossip columnist, Aric Chen
Getting Schooled
Rafael Vinoly launches in-house architecture school
Curbside: Peter Slatin
Starting from zero
Don't Ban the Bra
Eccentric Westhampton beach house faces demolition
Mapping the Future of Brooklyn's Waterfront
Season's Readings
Architectural publishers are a hyperactive bunch -- a reflection of the audience they serve, no question. With mountains of books signaling the arrival of a new season, we decided it was time to sort out the best.
Singular Pleasures
It's no secret that architects and designers are fantastic fetishists. Sensuous forms, hard details, or soft textures can be enough to arouse even the most mild-mannered among us. The greatest turn-on of all, though, might just be the monograph -- those beautiful tomes that we love to possess, exhibit, and gaze at. Here are several recent publications that we found not only eye-popping but stimulating too.
The New International Style
Modern House Three by Raul Barreneche, The New Modern House by Will Jones, and Housey Housey: A Pattern Book of Ideal Homes by Claire Melhuish and Pierre d'Avoine Architects
Tschumi on Moneo
Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects by Rafael Moneo
Guide to New York Guides
The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record of the City's Historic Buildings by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel; City Secrets: New York City by Robert Kahn, editor; Garden Guide: New York City by Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry; Touring Gotham's Archaeological Past: 8 Self Guided Walking Tours through New York City by Diana di Zerega Wall and Anne-Marie Cantwell; City Art: New York's Percent for Art Program by Eleanor Heartney and Adam Gopnik