Art of the Airport Tower at the National Air and Space Museum

The unusual subjects of this exhibition, airport control towers, are perfect examples of ‘form follows function’: a well-known 20th Century, modernist principle applied to architecture and industrial design. This approach is a vast contrast to the unbridled creativity of the visual arts. Having to design with functional restrictions, budgets and deadlines in place, however, can create spectacular results. Read the rest of the review on