ABOUT THE SLIDESHOW
Works of architecture and landscape architecture, from La Jolla to Marfa and from Storm King to Hadrian's Villa, photographed by Ken McCown.
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is director of the Downtown Design Center at the School of Architecture at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight
On Places, Vishaan Chakrabarti argues that the hyperdense city is more prosperous, equitable, ecological and delightful — and vital to America's strength as a nation.
Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia
On Places, Despina Stratigakos looks at the "forgetting" of women architects, from traditional monographs to the Pritzker Prize to Wikipedia — and proposes a strategy for writing women back into history.
“Everyone a Tourist”
On Places, a slideshow of photographs of the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá, by Jim Bassett, contrasts the romantic tradition of travel photography with the realities of mass tourism.
On Places, Belmont Freeman argues it's time to grapple with the artistic and professional consequences — and ethical dilemmas — of today's ever more powerful digital rendering technologies.
Temple of the Vanities
On Places, recent work by photographer Thomas Jorion, documenting defense towers, nuclear reactors, munitions depots and other 20th-century monuments to political and military hubris, now mostly abandoned.