Most people believe that Ferdinand Magellan was the first person to circumnavigate the Earth. This is incorrect. While Magellan organized the 1519 expedition that eventually resulted in the first global circuit, Magellan himself died halfway through the journey along with most of his crew members. In fact, of the 237 people who set sail with Magellan from Seville, only 18 returned, led by the actual first circumnavigator Juan Sebastián Elcano. (Jeopardy contestants take note!)
In 2012, Phaidon released Concrete, a stunning photo book put together by William Hall that looked at 180 concrete buildings. The book spanned millennia, covering the best of concrete architecture from the time of Ancient Romans to the present day, and earned praise from writers like Architizer’s Paul Keskeys, who called it a “veritable treasure trove.” The publication also earned a place of pride on the coffee tables of architects around the world.
Last week, we profiled Black: Architecture in Monochrome, a fantastic new photo book from Phaidon that showcases buildings clad in the world’s most versatile hue. However, like the rest of us, Phaidon is not immune to the charms of color. They released another book this year, Spectrum, that features gorgeous photographs of surfaces of various colors, all taken by the esteemed architect and photographer John Pawson.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".