Archive for November 2012

Extract: The Crystal Palace at Hyde Park

Nov 4th, 2012 | By

Taken from Architecture of Failure, Douglas Murphy, published by Zero Books The failure in designing what was once called ‘a better tomorrow’. The mismatch between what architects say and the built work that survives is vast: illustrated by the Victorian obsession with iron and glass structures. Hugh Pearman, RIBA Journal Joseph Paxton’s ferro-vitreous edifice for the Great

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Extract: A brief introduction to the study of awkwardness

Nov 1st, 2012 | By
Cover from Zero Books website

Taken from Awkwardness, Adam Kotsko, published by Zero Books Adam Kotsko’s Awkwardness is the kind of criticism — pertinent, witty, sophisticated but without sophistry — in which one can glimpse a culture that doesn’t quite exist. As with the other essays adapted from blogs and published by Zero Books. Awkwardness, in a different America, would

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