The Modernist #40 'Kudos'
Kudos celebrates the big 4-0. The Modernist, the UK's finest publication on 20th Century architecture and design has reached its 40th issue and has done so in some style. Inside twenty of the magazine's friends have written articles giving kudos to a subject close to their hearts.
We get Robert Meades tipping his hat to some of Modernism's movers and shakers (and venting his spleen quite wonderfully to those who haven't moved or shaken quite so well), William Parnell celebrating the Futurist history of Campari, and Sarah Feeney going back to the origins and pondering Duchamp's iconic 'Fountain'.
Elsewhere you'll find musings on J. G. Ballard, wonderings on the chairs of Charles and Ray Eames, reflections on the concrete masterworks of Pier Luigi Nervi, and a reappraisal of Northern Moor in Wythenshawe, Manchester.
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).
The Modernist Society - a not-for-profit organisation, operating on a shoestring with a tiny, but passionate team has published 40 issues of a magazine that now defines the genre. Kudos to you all.