The new Modernist dwells on the municipal in its new issue and asks the question 'What did the state ever do for us?'.
Inside the new issue Maureen Ward looks at the 'transparency, novelty and flexibility' that seem to underpin new municipal values, Karen Fitzsimon profiles the beacon of modernity that was Hounslow Civic Centre, Luca Csepeley-Knorr examines the role of the Trimpley Reservoir on the banks of the Severn, and Marcus Rattray & Michael Revill look at the utopian beginnings of the Ripleyville Estate in Bradford.
Elsewhere - the Chester Tapestry, Shropshire's post-war municipal legacy, and the development of 'Metropolitan', a typeface inspired by Mancunian public transport travels.
The Modernist is a quarterly publication about architecture and design in the 20th Century (fact). It is also a passionate, witty, academic, and thought-provoking read (another fact).