Pretend the start of term isn’t beginning to loom, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy this week’s round-up of the best modernist (and modernish) links from around the web.
Making his Marx
The Jewish Museum in New York is currently hosting an exhibition of work by Roberto Burle Marx, aimed at redressing the lack of recognition for the landscape architect outside of his native Brazil. Read about his work at Metropolis magazine.
I LOVE YOU WILL U MARRY ME
How one man’s proposal, scrawled on a modernist block, was co-opted by developers – and what happened to the couple.
Beneath the tower block, the beach
Calvin Seibert’s creations have over 170,000 views on Flickr. But why would someone bother to create brutalist sandcastles?
Virginia Woolf, quiz show host
Sara Pascoe wanted to create a program about Virginia Woolf which was “more life and less death”. Could Woolf work as a comedian?
Over at NTS Radio, Shiva Feshareki has put together a three hour mix celebrating the music of pioneering composer Éliane Radigue.
And finally. . .
. . .does anyone have an advance copy of this novel, inspired by Charlotte Salomon, for us to borrow?
— Sarah Perry (@SarahGPerry) August 13, 2016