Given architects’ fascination with death, the publication of a new book on the relationship between death and architects should go down a treat. The book’s publicity laments that: ‘death is a taboo subject in a society where people are patho-logically fearful of reminders of their own mortality, who see death not as a defining moment in the human condition, but as something to be sanitised and pushed to the edges of con-sciousness and subsequently, the fringes of the town and city.’ Monument Builders: Modern Architecture and Death is written by Edwin Heathcote and will be published by Academy Editions on 4 February.
Announced at this year’s Adobe Max conference, designers and illustrators will be able to use the image editing and design software on a touchscreen device in 2019.
Adobe’s latest piece of software enables designers, illustrators and artists to create lifelike oil and watercolour paintings on-screen using their stylus as a paintbrush, and also allows them to delete
Familiar symbols of music production such as play, pause and fast-forward were used alongside photographs of current students to create an “active” look.
The galleries in Great Missenden explore the life of the children’s author, who lived in the village – an inspiration for many stories – for 36 years.