Neubau: Forst Catalogue - Urban Tree Collection for the Modern Architect & Designer

Neubau’s forst (forest) catalogue is the conclusion of a congenial project by the Berlin-based design firm. They set out to document all trees in an area of Berlin and to create a digitial archive (Neubau Forst Archive). The actual archive contains 315 HD-bitmap tree masks, 327 HD-bitmap tree modules, 40 HD vector trees, 72 illustrations […]

Florine Stettheimer

Fashionable, eccentric, multi-artistic and a poet to boot: Florine Stettheimer was an early modernist painter and set designer. Her works were highly idiosyncratic and portrayed urban life. Although during Florine Stettheimer’s lifetime she was little known outside the circle of New York modernists of which she and her sisters were a part, Stettheimer’s achievements in […]

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

“The Image as Burden” is the title of the touring Marlene Dumas exhibition (Stedelijk and Tate Modern) 2014-15. The title is derived from the work The Image as Burden (1993), which refers to the conflict between the painterly gesture and the illusion of the painted image. It is a restrospective and includes paintings as well […]

Duncan Campbell and Charlotte Rey: The Craft and the Makers - Tradition with Attitude

From fashion to product design: “The Craft and the Makers ” looks at the new generation of craft-makers from around the world. A savvy selection, clearly branded Gestalten. The Craft and the Makers showcases savvy businesses that are choosing to focus on craftsmanship and aiming to create things with a soul. A decisive role is […]

100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

This new book from Lars Müller Verlag takes a deep and sweeping look at Swiss typography, poster and book design, identity programs made over the past 100 years. Graphic design from Switzerland reflects both international trends and local qualities; irony and wit are its constant companions. The view of one hundred years of graphic design […]

Tom Avermaete and Maristella Casciato: Casablanca Chandigarh - A Report on Modernization

Two cities in different parts of the world, designed by western urban planners, Chandigarh in India and Casablanca in Morocco. Modernistic urban principles in negotiation with local traditions proved to be sustainable and invited growth. “Casablanca Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization” is a fresh new look at Modernism outside the West looking at the two […]

Marieluise Jonas and Heike Rahmann: Tokyo Void - Possibilities in Absence

City voids are not just mere gaps in the urban landscape, but also leftover buffer zones without functions or boundaries. Unsuitable for development because of shape and location, they quickly become garbage dumps and, as such, regarded unsafe. Tokyo Voids propose a number of solutions for these neglected spaces, turning them into a valuable resource […]

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