Review: June 2012


You may not want to hear

David Heathcote

Bruce Nauman’s work famously defies easy categorisation. So writers who attempt to…

Architectural fallout

Catherine Slessor

In the centre of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana is a big new office block dedicated…

The sweet green grass of code

Tom Hartshorn

Form+Code is an interesting addition to Princeton Architectural Press’s ‘Design Briefs’…

Poetry of colour

Rob Giampietro

There are two types of primary colours: additive and subtractive. The subtractive…

Union of Soviet socialist images

Simon Esterson

In 1970 David King was in Moscow, researching a feature on Lenin for the Sunday Times…

The artist behind Norman Bates

Joel Karamath

The artist Edward Hopper was said to have been ecstatic when told that Alfred Hitchcock…

Fanfare for the common man

John L. Walters

This book is neither biography nor visual monograph but an entertaining compilation that…

Running on empty

Rick Poynor

The work of artists such as Ed Ruscha, who base their art on language, raises some…
Cage recast as eye candy

Cage recast as eye candy

John L. Walters

American composer John Cage was a prankster, a gameshow champion and a creator of…
Art direction unknown

Art direction unknown

Keith Miller

What makes a photo art? It helps if you encounter it in some sanctioned art-viewing…
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