Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: September 27

September 27, 2013

We spotlighted architecture this past week—from Hong Kong-based architect Rocco Yim, who discussed his new book with us, to a visit with ARO, the firm that recently restored artist Donald Judd’s SoHo home. Also featured, in our second installment of “Rare & Beautiful,” in which we explore antiquarian book finds, was a conversation with Honey & Wax about the book that connected photographer Walker Evans and poet T.S. Eliot. Next week we interview architecture critic and author Witold Rybczynski on his about-be-released book, How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Daily Features Donald Judd’s Lessons for Architects

“Donald Judd was notorious for his dislike of architects,” muses ARO principal Adam Yarinsky. “I tell people I think it was for all of the right reasons.”

Daily Features To the Ends of the Earth: Pilgrimages to Unmapped Landscapes

Calling itself a "nomadic design studio," Unknown Fields Division leads biannual pilgrimages to unmapped landscapes.

Book List of the Week Rocco Yim’s Book List: Culture and Connection

Hong Kong-based architect Rocco Yim talks to Designers & Books about aesthetics, design books he recommends to students, and his fourth and newest book about his work, Reconnecting Cultures, published this spring by Artifice Books on Architecture.

Rare & Beautiful Rare & Beautiful: How Walker Evans Read T.S. Eliot

Honey & Wax Booksellers talks about the photographer Walker Evans’s personal copy of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land,” testifying to a special connection between two titans of American modernism.


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Christian Wassmann’s Book List: Cross-Referencing

“Today a lot of information can be found on the Internet, but for me books have more authority,” says architect Christian Wassmann.

Interviews How Architecture Works: Witold Rybczynski Discusses His 18th Book

The architectural historian and critic demystifies the ubiquitous but still largely esoteric subject of architecture for a broad audience.

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