Reading List

List Creator

Jennifer Yoos

Minneapolis

To Read


  • Online

    Trouble with Terminators

    Places Journal

    Why not make buildings today as they once were made? This is actually a really good, really radical question.

  • Online

    Designing Indian Country

    Places Journal

    Suppose Native America is not over, that there is no “after colonialism.” How do we create public spaces that enable true contact between cultures?

  • Online

    The Architecture of Sports

    Places Journal

    From signature golf courses to street basketball courts: fields of play are laboratories of spatial invention.

  • Online

    Divide and Conquer

    Places Journal

    The abstract lines we’ve drawn across America — the Mason Dixon Line, the Transcontinental Railroad — still resonate in the cultural landscape of the nation.

  • Online

    Eadweard Muybridge’s Secret Cloud Collection

    Places Journal

    Is it possible to rephotograph a scene that never existed? The fake landscapes of “Eduardo Santiago” embody the complexities and contradictions of representational art.

  • Online

    The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard

    Places Journal

    H.P. Lovecraft and J.G. Ballard both put architecture at the heart of their fiction, and both made the humble corner into a place of nightmares.

  • Online

    Death and Taxonomies

    Places Journal

    The habit of humanity has long been to fix the natural world on the end of a pin, to arrange all flora and fauna into a museum of death and order.

  • Online

    Spires and Gyres

    Places Journal

    Contemporary Jakarta is a megalopolis of monuments and mosques, towers and malls — spires and gyres. It is also a fiercely insistent projection of Indonesian independence.

  • Online

    The Irrational Exuberance of Rem Koolhaas

    Places Journal

    The architect’s career embodies the inevitable contradictions in trying to marry art and capitalism, radicalism and pragmatism, icon-making and city-making.

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