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.
The new permanent displays are part of a year-long, Department for Transport led initiative to get more young people to study engineering.
This month, an exhibition opened showcasing 20 years of Penguin Essentials. Now, designers tell us about their favourite editions of books with illustrated covers.
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut has had a 40-year-career, which spans the ubiquitous Hillary Clinton US presidential campaign logo, Mastercard’s first rebrand in 20 years and the wayfinding for the New
Queens of Industry runs until 2019 at Leeds Industrial Museum, and tells the stories of working women who acted as industrial ambassadors for Britain throughout the 20th century.