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Joseph Rykwert's stories

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  • The World of Charles and Ray Eames at the Barbican

    The World of Charles and Ray Eames at the BarbicanSubscription

    Culture14 November, 2015

    Joseph Rykwert reviews the Barbican Art Gallery exhibition of the Eameses’ pioneering designs

  • Model of Le Corbusier’s Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Haut de Ronchamp by Günter Zamp Kelp

    Corbusier: the architecture and the manSubscription

    Culture31 May, 2015

    Two contrasting books about Le Corbusier – one authoritative, the other gossipy – unintentionally complement one another, writes Joseph Rykwert

  • ODonnell Tuomey LSE

    LSE by O'Donnell + TuomeySubscription

    Building28 February, 2014

    At the LSE, O’Donnell + Tuomey has created imaginative, inviting and memorable architecture on an impossible site, writes Joseph Rykwert. Photography by Dennis Gilbert

  • Sketch Design for an Arcology (1977) by  Paolo Soleri

    Fun palaces and sin centresSubscription

    Culture23 November, 2013

    To mark this year’s AJ Writing Prize, we relook at an essay written for the AJ in 2007 by one of this year’s judges, celebrated architectural critic Joseph Rykwert, looking at the roots of High-Tech

  • Yellow Brushstroke II by Roy Lichtenstein (1965)

    Joseph Rykwert pops to the BarbicanSubscription

    Culture2 November, 2013

    By placing Eames chairs and Tupperware next to the usual suspects, the Barbican’s Pop Art and Design show has not solved the problem of what Pop is and isn’t – but visit it anyway, advises Joseph Rykwert

  • cudd02

    Stirling shortlist: Bishop Edward King Chapel Niall McLaughlinSubscription

    Building20 September, 2013

    ‘What visitors might instinctively appreciate is its obvious clarity and integrity, which will surely articulate their impression,’ writes Joseph Rykwert

  • INDEX

    Reputations: Leon Krier, masterplanner of PoundburySubscription

    News6 June, 2013

    The satirist masterplanner favoured by Prince Charles is worthy of a grudging admiration, writes Joseph Rykwert for the Architectural Review

  • Hisao_Suzuki1

    Art house: Louvre-Lens by SANAASubscription

    Building20 February, 2013

    The concept behind an offshoot of the Louvre may have followed in the footsteps of the Tate and the Centre Pompidou, but the final product is altogether different, writes Joseph Rykwert

  • Duchamp Fountain, 1950

    Joseph Rykwert: Reminiscences of DuchampSubscription

    Culture18 February, 2013

    Joseph Rykwert recalls Marcel Duchamp, whose work and influence is celebrated in a major new season at the Barbican

  • Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum, Niteroi, Brazil 1996

    Rykwert on Niemeyer: ‘The world’s best known Brazilian, apart from Pelé’Subscription

    News14 December, 2012

    Oscar Niemeyer (1907–2012) was undoubtedly one of the most revered architects of our time but his preference for natural curves over the linear resulted in a conflict that can never be resolved, writes Joseph Rykwert

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