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Soon after Victoria Hagan began her interior design career in 1984, the New York Times described her work as “the most cerebral, the one bound to be influential.” Victoria Hagan:Interior Portraits profiles twenty-five residences in a variety of locales–from the city to the country. In her introduction, Hagan describes special objects that serve as touchstones…

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Architects, we like to believe, shape the world as they please. Reinier de Graaf draws on his own tragicomic experiences to present a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. To achieve anything, he notes, architects must serve the powers they strive to critique, finding themselves in a perpetual…

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