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Altes Museum, Berlin (1822-30) by Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Dwelling and time

Trevor Garnham boldly attempts to rehabilitate the notion of meaning in his study of the role of history in architecture, writes Edwin Heathcote

Kensal House, Kensal Rise, London 1937

Schools Pioneer

A new biography of Mary Medd is a timely reminder of the interdependence of architecture, education and children’s welfare in the modern age, writes Yasmin Shariff

Walden Street, by Andrew Moore

Detroit City: What's Going On

Mark Binelli’s book The Last Days of Detroit is a relevant account for many languishing post-industrial cities

Hong Kong's skyline showing 'international style' tower blocks

The Globalisation of Modern Architecture by Robert Adam

Robert Adam’s The Globalisation of Modern Architecure takes a compelling and broad-ranging look at the output of the architectural world, writes James Pallister

Jean Fouquet's Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels

Ugly good, Traumkitsch bad

What are the rules of attraction? Stephen Bayley’s Ugly: The Aesthetics of Everything, prompts Jay Merrick to consider what makes us see beauty in the beast

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