Christopher Turner: Playboy Mansions
20 April 2016
Show More Pornotopia: An Essay on Playboy’s Architecture and Biopolitics by Beatriz Preciado.
Zone, 303 pp., £20.95, October 2014, 978 1 935408 48 2Show More
Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison.
Dey Street, 334 pp., £16.99, July 2015, 978 0 06 237210 9Show More
“... Gropius, Philip Johnson, Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller. The architects were themselves portrayed as playboys, the architectural and sexual revolutions intimately enmeshed. In Pornotopia, BeatrizPreciado writes that in 1950s issues of Playboy, ‘there were more architecture plans, interior-decoration pictures and design objects than naked women.’ She sees all this design porn – with its ...”