The domes of Rome: 1 Pantheon, 126 AD 2 Santa Maria di Loreto, 1507-1582, architect Antonio da Sangallo d.Y. & Giacomo del Duca. 3 Moschea di Roma, 1984-94, architects Paolo Portoghesi, Vittorio Gigliotti, Sami Mousawi.

Teaser from the newly published book Roma Rotunda by Berlin-based graphic designer and photographer Jakob Straub. Including a 18-meter long, large-format accordion-fold. More to see: Hatje Cantz


Remembering Dame Zaha Hadid: Drawings

The Peak series (Painting from), 1983. (Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid.)

Malevich Tektinik, London project, 1977. (Image courtesy Hatje Canz.)

The World (89 Degrees), 1983. (Image courtesy Hatje Canz.)

Vitra Firestation design study, 1990.

Cardiff Opera House, 1994. (Painting.)

Reina Sofia Museum, Aerial perspective & Layering, 1999.

Herault Sports Center, France, 2002.



Objekte erzählen Geschichte, The collection at the MKG Hamburg. Available via Hatje Cantz

A wonderful presentation of more than 250 selected objects from the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, from ancient times to the modern world. The book is exquisitely made, real eye candy, and offers lots of useful information – unfortunately only in German. But the quality of the objects makes up for it. If you ever visit Hamburg, don’t forget to stop by!


The Overwhelming Calm of Kyoto’s Buddhist Temples

Jacqueline Hassink’s work oftens explores public and private spaces absent of a human presence, from the boardrooms of Europe’s largest corporations to the fitting rooms of haute couture designers.

“They are meant to communicate or reveal something about the people who are in there,” she said about her work. “There is a story with them.”

Last year, Hassink completed a 10-year series with a focus on the Zen Buddhist temples and gardens found in Kyoto, Japan. “View, Kyoto” has already been seen in Europe and is currently on view at Benrubi Gallery in New York City through May 9. A corresponding monograph, her ninth, was published this year by Hatje Cantz.

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