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WEEKLY EMAIL: DECEMBER 19, 2012


Writ Small

FEATURED THIS WEEK : NAOMI STEAD

Writ Small

For generations children's books have told fanciful stories about the creation of houses and the comforts of domesticity. "When you go looking," writes Naomi Stead, "you realize that there is a huge, even dominant genre in children’s literature: stories about houses, about the choice of a house, the quality of homeliness, and the very concept of home." Stead surveys the scene, from Iggy Peck to Roberto, from The Little House to House by Mouse, and wonders what these books tell us "about the architecture profession and how it is conceived and represented in culture more broadly."
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KATE BERNHEIMER, ANDREW BERNHEIMER & SO-IL

Fairy Tale Architecture: Monkey King

Our holiday week of architectural fairy tales concludes here, with a reimagining of “Monkey King” by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu of the firm Solid Objectives. This will be Places' last post of 2012 as well. Happy New Year!
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KATE BERNHEIMER & ANDREW BERNHEIMER

Fairy Tale Architecture: The Little Match Girl

Continuing our winter holiday week of architectural fairy tales, on the theme of magical spaces, we present Andrew Bernheimer’s vision for the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Little Match Girl” — which is not the heartwarming story he thought he was getting himself into.
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KATE BERNHEIMER, ANDREW BERNHEIMER & ABRUZZO BODZIAK

Fairy Tale Architecture: Snowflake

In the spirit of the winter holidays, we are pleased to present, over the course of the week, three fairy tales reimagined by architects at New York firms. Collected by writer Kate Bernheimer and architect Andrew Bernheimer, these tales continue a series that began on Places last winter. This season’s first installment, on the Russian fairy tale “Snowflake,” is by Abruzzo Bodziak.
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