Red Flowers, The Women of Okinawa by Mao Ishikawa featured in I-D

Monday March 27, 2017

By Paige Silveria

This Tuesday, at New York's subterranean photobook shop Dashwood, cult Japanese photographer Mao Ishikawa is signing her first monograph to be published in the United States: Red Flower, The Women of Okinawa. The newly released silkscreen book features striking black-and-white photographs of Mao and her girl friends, who worked in segregated GI bars, along with their boyfriends - the black army soldiers who frequented those bars in American-occupied Okinawa from 1975 to 1977. The images of carefree 20-year-olds as they laugh and cry, drink and fall in love, contrast sharply with the divisive tensions of the militarily controlled...

The City Beautiful by Martien Mulder featured in Kinfolk

Sunday January 8, 2017

by Michael Jefferson

How does one design a city out of a void and invent spaces to function for the present and future dwellers? Cities are heaps of history through which rays of light and poetry emerge. However, people are what define the spaces of each building. Their movement and actions transform the spaces into a stage. The dilemma is one of sensation versus reasoning. Le Corbusier developed a plan, but the use can only be dictated and witnessed truthfully over time...

The City Beautiful by Martien Mulder featured in Office

Friday November 18, 2016

Photos by Mitchell Connell

The book focuses on the Indian city of Chandigarh, which was designed by Le Corbusier after the country won its independence in 1947. As the press release states, the book represents Le Corbusier’s deeply held conviction that “architecture is the skillful, correct, a magnificent play of volumes assembled in light.”

The City Beautiful by Martien Mulder featured in T Magazine

Tuesday November 1, 2016

The photographer Martien Mulder’s new book, “The City Beautiful,” is an exploration of the quiet weight of the relationship between light and space in Chandigarh, India. After the country won independence in 1947, Le Corbusier was asked to design the city of Chandigarh. What he created, realizing his Modernist vision, became known as The City Beautiful. “Of course, as a photographer I am always chasing the light, and, in Chandigarh, the light is just a dream,” Mulder says. The photos she took there — and the resulting book — comprise Mulder’s homage to Le Corbusier’s core belief that “architecture is...

Showboat: Punk / Sex / Bodies - Interview of Toby Mott for i-D

Monday August 1, 2016

By Paige Silveria

"What do you think is the enduring legacy of punk culture on sexuality?
It was the gateway to making things more progressive. It created an open dialogue. I don't think young people today are shocked by gender issues and stuff like that. People can be more secure. The terrible way that it was when you would be victimized for being gay, hopefully it's now a thing of the past. Punk was sort of the first culture to embrace different ideas about sexuality. Previously, there was the 60s' sexual liberation, but that was pretty heterosexual. It wasn't until the advent...