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Master builders

Books on, and by, architects
A good architectural monograph is more than just a big colorful book with too-good-to-be-true photos; it’s a window into the heart and mind of the architect it profiles.
By DAVID EISEN  |  June 24, 2008


Everyday use

Rethinking design at the ICA, and City Hall at Pinkcomma Gallery
Two new exhibits take design — the familiar background of our daily lives — and give it immediacy in a gallery setting.
By DAVID EISEN  |  October 10, 2007


Best buildings

Traveling with architecture
Most travel guides are little more than lists of colorless places in which to waste your money and sanitized tourist traps in which to waste your time.
By DAVID EISEN  |  April 10, 2007


Walk the talk

Despite Boston’s pedestrian-friendly reputation, there’s plenty of room for improvement
Boston is billed as America’s premier pedestrian city, but is it really true?
By DAVID EISEN  |  January 17, 2007


How to save City Hall

Fight or blight?
All too many Bostonians dismiss City Hall as a windswept monstrosity.
By DAVID EISEN  |  January 16, 2007


Bold steps

The new ICA sets the agenda for Fan Pier
The new Institute of Contemporary Art is a gleaming jewel on the desolate South Boston waterfront, but it has the potential to be the catalyst for a new Seaport District. Slideshow: Architectural images from the new ICA The artists’ view: What we talk about when we talk about the new ICA. By Greg Cook.
By DAVID EISEN  |  November 29, 2006


Making their mark

The Phoenix gets out the red pen and grades 10 local campuses’ most daring experiments in modern architecture
Universities need their ivy-covered red-brick towers and classical stone porticoes to remind students of their roots in the past.
By DAVID EISEN  |  October 23, 2006
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