Best Reads of the Week

Art, Design and Architecture Reads From Around the World

This week we read about Luke Skywalker's home, Vittorio Garatti’s unfinished ballet school in Cuba, the state of LA's civic architecture, Bill Brandt's work at MoMA and Hayward Gallery’s current Light Show.

Luke Skywalker's house – Rä di Martino's best photograph
By Sarah Phillips, The Guardian
An interview with Italian artist Rä di Martino on his project No More Stars, for which he spent a month shooting abandoned Star Wars film sets in the desert in the south of Tunisia. His work is being shown in Project Space: Ruins in Reverse at Tate Modern, London, until June 24.

Defender of the Faith
By Richard Ingersoll, Architect Magazine
A conversation with Italian architect Vittorio Garatti on his unfinished, revolutionary ballet school in Cuba soon to be renovated by Norman Foster.

Los Angeles' major public spaces remain broken works in progress
By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times
On the state of LA’s civic architecture and how the next mayor may fix the worst examples of the town's ‘faulty civic vision’ such as LAX, the Los Angeles River and Grand Avenue.

A Camera Ravenous for Emotional Depth
By Roberta Smith, The New York Times
A Review on the latest exhibition of photographer Bill Brandt’s work – Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light –shown through August 12 at New York’s MoMA.

Light Show – Review
By Laura Cumming, The Observer
On the Hayward Gallery’s current Light Show, which will run until 28 April.

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