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5 to Read: This Month

Aesthetica selects five new books across photography, architecture and sculpture. Stay home and read about seminal names in visual art.

Influential Buildings to Know

Aesthetica selects ten exciting 20th century buildings from around the world – offering examples of shifting architectural movements.

Kasten: Experimental Forms

Whilst the show at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is closed, Aesthetica speaks to Barbara Kasten about materiality, abstraction and creative perseverance.

Organic Architecture

Design is systematic and methodical; it is creative and collaborative. Studio Gang considers the kinds of buildings we need for the near-future.

5 Trailblazing Women Architects

Aesthetica pinpoints five groundbreaking architects who have changed the landscape with their pioneering designs.

Expanded Architecture

“We’re not here to build for other architects, we’re here to build for all of humankind.” The World’s Best Architecture’ spotlights key buildings.

New Viewpoints

A house designed for watching the sunset. Mirrored structures standing in the landscape. Not Vital connects architecture and perception.

Reconnecting with Nature

Art has a proven positive impact on our mental health. Wysing Arts Centre invites artists to place works in unexpected locations.

Building the Future

How do designers shape the way we understand the world around us, as we tackle the climate emergency, political tensions and digital ethics?

The Revival of Raw Materials

Amidst a climate emergency, The Art of Earth Architecture questions how natural materials can contribute to a sustainable future.

The Green Museum

Studio Ma is currently eyeing up the opportunity to design the world’s first ultra-green museum – a firm committed to buildings that respond to nature.

Radical Design

China’s intense urban growth, paired with investment and the emergence of a middle class, has created a fertile architectural playground.

Collaborative Philosophy

The 1930s were a particularly fertile moment in British architectural history. Marking the Bauhaus centenary, RIBA sheds new light.

Fluidity and Invention

A new publication foregrounds an age of innovation and experimentation, pushing the boundaries of architecture through poetic and geometric forms.

Enduring Darkness

Aleksander Malachowski is a Warsaw-based, working at the intersection of photography, geometry and symmetry.

The December / January Issue

This issue of Aesthetica, ‘Listen and Respond’, invites you to engage with our times. Featured: Doug Aitken, Dawoud Bey, Eddo Hartmann and Tales of Us.

Life in the Metropolis

Michael Wolf was a chronicler of life in cities. Across a career of over 40 years, he photographed expansive buildings from Paris to Hong Kong.

The Story of Architecture

A new book chronicles the evolution of building, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the most contemporary sustainable constructions.

Urban Jungle

Tom Spach’s book is aesthetically compelling, leaving readers to re-assess their emotions about intertwining concrete and plantlike.

Conscious Architecture

Long before setting the cornerstone of any new building, Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao studies the geographical and social landscape.

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