David Heathcote

Recent articles by David Heathcote

Wordy rappinghood

Issue 66, Winter 2007

Review

This book is part of a series that sets itself the task of ‘annotating art’s…

The myth-maker of LA

Issue 53, Autumn 2004

Review

The first time I visited Los Angeles I bought a book called Twentysix Abandoned…

Do lots of pictures create meaning?

Issue 51, Spring 2004

Review

The ‘Visual Power’ series from Amsterdam is based around some really daft and…

Snaps of Stereotypes on the Road

Issue 50, Winter 2003

Review

‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars’ Some places…

No kicks on Route 66

Issue 49, Autumn 2003

Review

Route 66, from Chicago to LA, epitomises that element of the American dream that is…

A gap between screen and page

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Review

This is the book of the well received British TV series ‘Bridge’. The book is a…

Another look at British identity

Issue 41, Autumn 2001

Review

The Bus is part a then-and-now portrait portfolio, part autobiography, part essay…

Predicting a natural look

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Review

Ideas and insights do not always come from the places you might expect them to.…

You may not want to hear

Issue 29, Autumn 1998

Review

Bruce Nauman’s work famously defies easy categorisation. So writers who attempt…

Big book, little buildings

Issue 34, Winter 1999

Feature

In its first edition, this seminal book was a groundbreaking collision between architecture and…

Picture books: luxury and meaning

Issue 36, Summer 2000

Feature

Despite a glut of work with no confidence in marrying image and text, the best are poetic: a minimum…

In every home an architect

Issue 31, Spring 1999

Feature

Two government booklets, Space in the Home and Metric House Shells, endorse Modernist concepts of…

Reduced Eden: gardens and flowers

Issue 39, Spring 2001

Feature

Photographers and designers strive to represent 'nature' in an equivocal celebration of the…

Out of town shopping

Issue 34, Winter 1999

Feature

Though its public lettering reassures customers with poetry and fiction this shimmering mall is, at…

Growing up in public

Issue 34, Winter 1999

Opinion

To tackle bigger projects and take more responsibility, graphic designers will have…

Aggravation

Issue 56, Summer 2005

Opinion

London 2012 Olympic bid campaign