Opinion: Book design

 
Los Angeles’ lost palace of treasures

Los Angeles’ lost palace of treasures

Design history, Critique / Photography

Using photographic evidence, designer Mark Nelson has reconstructed one of the great twentieth-century…

 
Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

In 1961, the new wave director posed for a German fashion photographer. The publicity pictures that…

 
Streets without people

Streets without people

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Emigre’s Rudy VanderLans explores the clotted terrain of Tokyo’s Shibuya and Shinjuku districts with the…

 
Relentless riches

Relentless riches

Critique / Photography, Front matter

A busy blockbuster traces the stunning history of Japanese photobooks. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Graphic language of the wall

Graphic language of the wall

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Brassaï’s photographs of graffiti with handwritten typographic treatments made striking, almost punkish…

 
Depth and ambiguity

Depth and ambiguity

Visual culture

Another Way of Telling, by John Berger and Jean Mohr, extends the possibilities of the photographic…

 
Words and pictures talking

Words and pictures talking

Design history, Critique / Photography

Canongate has reissued John Berger and Jean Mohr’s A Fortunate Man, about Gloucestershire doctor John…

 
Energy and emotion

Energy and emotion

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Aperture’s new series of photography books may prove to be an essential educational resource for serious…

 
The woman who took on the Wolf Man

The woman who took on the Wolf Man

Visual culture

Sława Harasymowicz’s first foray into graphic novels illuminates a Freudian case history with thrilling…

 
Regeneration X

Regeneration X

Reviews, Visual culture

Laura Oldfield Ford’s grainy Savage Messiah brings new urgency to an updated punk aesthetic. Critique by…

 
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