Modernism

Design in the Desert: Seeing behind closed doors at Palm Springs Modernism Week

“That one shows this neighbourhood, if you look closely.” I was standing in the living room of a house high up in Palm Springs’ Little Tuscany neighbourhood, talking to artist Lynda Keeler who was guiding me through a geometric painting on the wall. My eyes momentarily drifted to the right, through …

Louis Vuitton

Judging a book by its cover

Why vintage design books are now so radical—and radically expensive<p>In February 1972, the design director at MIT Press thought she had a fabulous idea. The publisher’s forthcoming book was about Las Vegas, and she would make the cover an “homage to Vegas Glitz.” Bubble wrap would echo the shape of …

Rem Koolhaas

Chubby Cat House / aoa architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Since the site was located at the end of a dead-end street and surrounded all over by buildings, it …

Modernism & Conservatism

Nearly 30 years before he shocked <i>National Review</i> by endorsing Barack Obama for president, senior editor Jeffery Hart announced a divorce of a …

Conservative View

Rebel revival: a new tome revisits British post-modernist architecture

In Britain, post-modern architecture was part of a wider riposte and rebellion – as in other art forms – against the rigid formality and uniformity of the monotony of the modernist style, which was de rigeur in architecture, following the explosive success of the likes of Le Corbusier and Mies van …

London

How we learned to stop worrying and love modernism (again)

Modernism had all but retreated into its ivory tower – until the publishing world discovered that readers aren’t frightened of “difficult” books …

Books

Minimalism is Dead. Long Live...Minimalism?

When I first started blogging for Apartment Therapy, there was a certain minimal, Scandinavian look that was absolutely everywhere. You've probably …

Minimalism

Viennese Modernism 2018

Contributed by Peiran Tan<i><br>Source: https://viennesemodernism2018.info License: All Rights Reserved.</i> <br>Homepage. The black-patterned bubble morphs as …

Typography

Post Modernism Post

I’m never completely at home with a post-modern subject. I find the lack of ornamentation actually makes it harder to draw. Where’s the gargoyles and …

Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show

Treasure hunters hoping to find the perfect fit for their homes and offices need look no further than the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show. Running …

Celebrate Midcentury Modern at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2018

From Feb 15-25th, 2018, Palm Springs will celebrate all things midcentury during the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week event. I attended the recent …

Mid-Century modern

Palms Springs’ 2018 Modernism Week tickets go on sale Nov. 1

Sure, the Coachella music festival is a big deal. But Palm Springs’ Modernism Week is one of the city’s signature events. Tickets ($25 and up) for …

Travel

Dark Ride

SOME BLEAK CIRCUS.UNCOVERED, CAREFULLY-CHOSEN, VIVID NIGHT.IT IS PACKED WITH POSTERITY, SILENT AND EXPECTANT.POSTERITY IS SILENT, LIKE THE DEAD. …

Warren Ellis

Inside the Mexico City garden home where nature and modernism seamlessly connect

When a pair of architecture firms were tasked with designing a family home in Mexico City on a seven-decades-old plot, they demolished the existing …

Avant-garde

A Brief Post-Modernism Primer

This is like a tangent of a tangent of a tangent. Remember that Mythcon boondoggle? Not everyone agreed it was bad, for instance Melissa Chen thought …

Marcel Duchamp

How the Cold War Trickled Down to Midcentury Record Albums

Record albums, as popular, mundane, and mass culture artifacts in postwar America, were designed to teach US citizens about ideal lifestyles, …

Richard Nixon

Contemporary modernism: Four-bedroom property in Abbots Leigh, near Bristol

Contemporary modernism: Four-bedroom property in Abbots Leigh, near BristolSomething modern for a change. This <b>four-bedroom modernist property in</b> …

The Graphic Designers Who Shaped The US

“Virtually all of the good design in our world today is either an adaptation of the visual language of modernism or a reaction against it.” So say …

Graphic Design

Leave Fr. James Martin Alone!

For the few of you who actually live human lives without social media, and don’t know who Fr. James Martin SJ is, here you go: Fr. Martin is a highly …

Faith

Design reduction: Land Rover unveils sculpture at London Design Festival

Land Rover has once again turned to sculpture to tell its story. A new work - ‘Reductionism’ - has been unveiled as part of the London Design Festival. It will sit just inside the entrance to the Design Museum in Holland Park in West London until 24th September.<p>Although the medium is abstract for a …

Trucks

Art and Museums in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.</i><p><b>Last Chance</b><p><b>‘RICHARD GERSTL’</b> at the Neue Galerie (through Sept. 25). The work of this young turn-of-the-century Viennese painter, who committed suicide in 1908 after a scandalous affair with the wife of his friend and mentor, the …

The Arts

Playing With Color: Vibrant Options For Apps and Websites

Color is one of the most powerful tools in a designer’s toolkit. Color can draw attention, set a mood, and influence the user’s emotion, perception, …

Tutorials

How Poets Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Academy

In the 20th century, amid two world wars and a depression, poets found shelter in the university. But is that where they should stay?

Long-form Journalism

For Natural Modernism

<i>In association with Samuel Heath</i><p>Our footprint on the planet has never been so big or so important. So it shouldn't be any surprise that architects, …

Design

Modern Modernism

Meet Adolf Hoffmeister (1902–1973), a cartoonist, painter, graphic designer, poet, novelist and former editor of the Czech daily newspaper <i>Lidové</i> …

Andy Warhol

Articles about all these prefabs were assembled 10 days or less on Dwell.com - Dwell

Made of recyclable and other eco-friendly materials, LEAPfactory’s modular ski school has an incredibly light environmental touch.<p>Peruse these 10 inspiring examples of how prefabricated dwellings can challenge typical assumptions of customization and quality.<p>With the official start of summer just a …

Abraham Lincoln

Articles about greatness restored 2016 modernism america awards on Dwell.com - Dwell

For more than 20 years, Folio:’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all...<p>Designer Jennifer Siegal pushes the boundaries of modular housing at her Venice abode.<p>With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something …

Design

Articles about modern house forest designed aging place on Dwell.com - Dwell

This Los Angeles family builds smart and plans ahead.<p>A sprawling family retreat with separate cabins connected both with each other and to the forest they inhabit.<p>With both an aging relative and a wheelchair user in mind, architect Neal Schwartz creates a family guesthouse designed to be...<p>The La …

Lake Tahoe

MAP: Find out when fall foliage will hit its peak in your area

The temperature is falling, the air is brisk, and the kids are heading back to school. This can only mean one thing: Autumn is upon us. While you may …

NOAA