The Domestication of the Garage
J.B. Jackson’s 1976 essay on the evolution of the American garage displays his rare ability to combine deep erudition with eloquent and plainspoken analysis.
Gordon Matta-Clark and the Politics of Shared Space
An artist in the era of urban renewal thinks through what it might mean to fully collaborate with local communities.
Imagining a Past Future
City planner John B. Williams — and the photographic archive he commissioned — give us the opportunity to complicate received stories of failed urban renewal.
Apostle and Apostate
Josef Frank’s humanist manifesto “Accidentism” denounced the banality of orthodox modernism and called for a new pluralism in design.