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.

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    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.

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    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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    Open and Shut

    Places Journal

    Two recent books offer compelling perspectives on the debate between private interest and public good. They also raise provocative questions about an activist agenda for the design disciplines.

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