When newly elected Socialist President Francois Mitterand announced that I.M. Pei had been hired to design the subterranean entrance to the Louvre, many critics flew to their respective podiums. How could a political party so outspoken about American imperialism allow an American to resurrect their m
Isozaki Arata (Arata Isozaki) has produced designs that range from the flashy Palladium disco in New York (1985) to a serene, Asian-inspired plate for Swid Powell (1984). His Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (1986) is perhaps the best representation of his style: a clean cluster of red brick ag
Ikko Tanaka (Tanaka Ikko) had more room for playfulness than the generation that preceded him. Working amongst the rubble of Japan's WWII defeat, his precursors advanced with heads of steam in urgent attempts to solidify their status among the world's elite. Born in 1930, Tanaka came on the heels of
For those of us who are still slightly baffled by the Internet -- and even for jaded digerati -- the MONOcrafts site is magic. It's the bunny that disappears into a top hat to end up squealing in the third row. Magic.
Even the front page of MONOcrafts' site provides potentially endless entertainm