The Hearing Trumpet – Leonora Carrington

Do you remember when you were a child and there was no limit to your imagination? When you would come up with the craziest stories and nothing was really impossible. When you would question the status quo, not to fight it, but just because you didn't know what status quo means and you didn't really …

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The Crane Wife – Patrick Ness

When I started reading this book I did not know it was based on a story from Japanese folklore. Which was probably for the better, because I did not know the ending either, though one starts to expect it quite early in the book, which surprisingly is not a bad thing. George is a middle-aged …

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The Age of Spectacle: The Rise and Fall of Iconic Architecture – Tom Dyckhoff

Intuitively we all know what the term 'iconic architecture' means, we've seen enough of it to also know that it does not always mean good architecture. Actually, the more investors focus on the iconic aspect the worse the architecture usually becomes. Tom Dyckhoff tries to understand this phenomenon and its origins. It was fun to …

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