Icon #194

Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines. Every month we interview the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visit the best new buildings, analyse the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and review an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films.

Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future.

Inside issue 194:

August's issue looks at how architecture embraced performance over function and blurred the boundaries of design and production.

This month's issue explores performativity in a wide range of forms - from a move towards the spectacular in theatre design to the performance artists using their body as a canvas. We also look at the galleries becoming anything but a white cube and the architects bringing nature to the forefront of their work.

Plus: Amber Butchart profiles Bjork's iconic swan dress and a close look at one of Lina Bo Bardi's most famous projects.