The Architecture + Color Palette of North Korea

Pyongyang, North Korea “stretches out beneath you as a pastel-colored panorama,” Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright observed from the 70th floor of the 500-foot-high Tower of the Juche Idea. This, and many other surprising discoveries are revealed in Wainwright’s new book, “Inside North Korea,” published by Taschen. In addition to his analytical text, the book includes photography taken by Wainwright. It all helps to build a greater understanding of a city that was built entirely after 1953. And, as 1st Dibs explains, where you can read more, the author tries to build a bridge “between form and the regime’s political preoccupations.” Read more at 1stdibs.