modernism

Reframing Modernism at the New MOMA

Reframing Modernism at the New MOMA

Andrea Scott writes about how a gallery in the renovated Museum of Modern Art in New York City challenges the hierarchies of Modernism.

A New Kind of Furniture at Irish Design Firm: Orior Furniture

“Distinctive furniture designs in elegant shapes and vibrant colors”. The tagline of Orior Furniture – a small Irish firm that took its showroom to Tribeca – says it all about brand’s approach.

I.M. Pei’s Impressive Art Collection Will Be Auctioned Off by Christie’s

Along with his wife Eileen, Pei collected a vast array of brilliant artists, many of whom ended up becoming friends.
The Impeccably Understated Modernism of I. M. Pei

The Impeccably Understated Modernism of I. M. Pei

Nikil Saval writes about the modernist architect I. M. Pei, who died this month and whose buildings include the pyramid outside the Louvre, the John Hancock Tower, the East Building of the National
IM Pei: an audacious daredevil who built the impossible

IM Pei: an audacious daredevil who built the impossible

From his provocative Louvre pyramid to his inverted wedge for Dallas, the Chinese-American architect was too modern for his time – but his angular marvels look perfect nowSo bold were IM Pei’s

Architectural Digest’s Favorite Buildings in Each US State

From the Frederick R Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis to the Cabell County Courthouse in Huntington, West Virginia, Architectural Digest’s list of the best-designed buildings in each US state
The Dean

The Dean

Architecture is a notoriously egotistical profession. One person, usually an older man, often takes credit for a lengthy and multifaceted process of planning and construction. It does not help that
Adventures in Modernism

Adventures in Modernism

What was it like to be a queer child in South Carolina during the Great Depression? Guy Davenport, with his incomparable gift for re-creating lost pockets of time, offered one plausible glimpse in his

Developer who tore down historic San Francisco house ordered to build an exact replica

In San Francisco, property speculators have made a game out of tearing down historically protected homes, then retroactively applying for demolition permits, and using the now-empty lots to build

A guide to the Socialist Modernist Architecture of Romania and Moldova

The BACU Association -- the folks behind the incredible brutalist Socialist Modernism Tumblr -- have announced a limited run, 800-copy book collecting photos and details on 242 Socialist Modernist
What We’ve Learned from Dieter Rams, and What We’ve Ignored

What We’ve Learned from Dieter Rams, and What We’ve Ignored

Alexandra Lange on two new pieces of art about the designer Dieter Rams: Gary Hustwit’s “Rams,” and “Principled Design,” curated by Colin Fanning.

Jan Tschichold, Master Typographer of the 20th Century

Jan Tschichold (pronounced yahn chih-kold), 1902 – 1974, was a highly regarded German calligrapher, typographer, book designer, and educator. He is considered one of the most influential figures in
Modernist homes get a Thomas Kinkade-style makeover

Modernist homes get a Thomas Kinkade-style makeover

This is one of those genius "I can't believe this hasn't been done already" kind of things. An architect from Indiana has photoshopped recognizable modernist homes into the overly sentimental, idyllic
Why Brutalism and Instagram Don’t Mix

Why Brutalism and Instagram Don’t Mix

A big red kiosk greets you at the entrance of the new MoMA exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980. It’s a 1966 model of a modular design by Saša Janez Mächtig, made
3D Architectural Spaces by Digital Artist Alexis Christodoulou

3D Architectural Spaces by Digital Artist Alexis Christodoulou

Imagine yourself in a dreamy world consisting of modernist architectures, colors and materials. Every detail looks too perfect that you wish it existed in the real world. Cape Town-based artist Alexis
How the Catholic Church evolved to outlast the Nazis

How the Catholic Church evolved to outlast the Nazis

The 20th century is littered with failed global experiments. The British Empire roared into the century with the wind at its back, only to fall…

These Are the Indian Modernist Masters Left Out of Art History

On view at DAG, 'India’s French Connection' offers a challenging chapter to the conventional, white male-dominated art historical narrative
Danse Lente Introduce Gorgeous Modernism Inspired Handbags

Danse Lente Introduce Gorgeous Modernism Inspired Handbags

Focusing on high-quality leather goods inspired by contemporary aesthetics and modern architecture, the London based women accessory label Danse Lente, (which means Slow Dance in French) introduced us

The Startup Forward Aims to Be the Apple Store of Doctor’s Offices

Sheila Marikar on Forward, a startup that seeks to give the annual medical exam a modern veneer through the use of artificial intelligence and sleek design.