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Steve Parnell's Back Issues - A trip into the architectural press' archives

The rise of Concrete Quarterly - Back Issues

The crisp pages of Concrete Quarterly studiously follow the material that built the 20th century, says Steve Parnell

D H Lawrence in the Architectural Review - Back Issues

The letters of DH Lawrence to the Architectural Review hold a timely resonance for Steve Parnell

Hubert de Cronin Hastings’ Neologisms in the AR - Back Issues

Hubert de Cronin Hastings’ neologisms were idealistic but ultimately futile, says Steve Parnell

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Architectural Design's Cosmorama - Back Issues

Architectural Design’s Cosmorama documented architecture’s fascination with sci-fi, writes Steve Parnell

Peter Zumthor's Therme Vals baths in print

From Vogue to the LA Times, the representation of Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals baths in print is an exercise in architectural canonisation

Back Issues - 1930s pseudonyms

Pevsner used pseudonyms to great effect in the Architectural Review during the 1930, writes Steve Parnell

Back Issues - Building the London Olympics, 1948

Unemcumbered by professionalism, London’s 1948 Olympic Games came in cheap, says Steve Parnell

Back Issues - 1930s Space-saving

In the 1930s, magazines were enamoured with the latest in space-saving and fitted appliances, says Steve Parnell

Back Issues - Julius Shulman's Case Study House photography

The most replicated photograph in architectural history and its impact on a Case Study House, by Steve Parnell

Back Issues - Case Study House Program

Back Issues - What happens when the architectural press is your client? Steve Parnell revisits The Case Study House Program.


Back Issues - Open Letters

Back Issues It’s time to follow Annie Choi’s example and revive the lost art of the open letter to readers, says Steve Parnell


Back issues - Shand

Back Issues Shand brought the best of continental Modernism to an Arts and Crafts Britain, writes Steve Parnell


Back issues - Introduction

Back Issues In the first of his fortnightly columns on architecture magazines, Steve Parnell reveals the secret mandate of the AR

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Back Issues - Architectural Review in the 1970s

Back Issues Stirling’s trilogy of educational buildings were more objects than architecture, says Steve Parnell

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