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Umbrella Blog

Metroburbia: a stunning new book about Greater London's suburbs

Posted on 21 July 2017 at 08:12 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

Suburbia – particularly London’s suburbia – has often been a byword for everything dull. But author and professor Paul L. Knox disagrees, and has a written fantastic new book to show why. In Metroburbia: The Anatomy of Greater London, Knox takes us on a journey ar... Read more


Bus stops of the Faroe Islands: a photographic essay by Maxime Quain

Posted on 14 July 2017 at 14:08 by Anthony Teasdale in Travel

Photographer and Umbrella reader Maxime Quain is in love with the ordinary side of life. And there are few things more ordinary than bus stops – even ones in the exotic (to this magazine, anyway) location of the Faroe Islands. Located 200 miles north of Scotland &nda... Read more


Concrete and socialism: modernist architecture in Havana

Posted on 30 June 2017 at 09:55 by Michele Robecchi in Architecture

Phaidon’s commissioning editor Michele Robecchi on why there’s more to Havana than old cars and faded villas The revolution must be built! Cuba established strong ties with Russia and China in the 1960s and as a result the architecture was very influenced ... Read more


Photographers Paul Hallam and Ewen Spencer talk youth culture

Posted on 23 June 2017 at 15:07 by Anthony Teasdale in Style

If you’re as obsessed with British youth culture as we are, you should know the names of photographers Paul Hallam and Ewen Spencer. From skinhead to casual, northern soul to grime, they’ve documented it all. Now Chivas Regal Whisky has put them together to talk about fashi... Read more


Dusty, decrepit, terrifying: the abandoned places of photographer Thomas Windisch

Posted on 02 June 2017 at 07:52 by Anthony Teasdale in Architecture

This article appeared in Issue 13 of Umbrella There’s something about an abandoned place that fascinates us. Maybe it’s the clues that suggest what was there before or the mystery of why the place was left exactly as it was. Perhaps it’s... Read more

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