Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for A Vibrant Portrait of Liberia in GIFs

In Monrovia Animated, Beaurain has produced an unusual form of GIF-as-documentary photo, one that brings to life a far-off locale and makes us consider it in a way we’ve rarely been asked to before.

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Post image for At Long Last, Peru Gets a National Museum

Machu Picchu might be Peru’s most famous tourist destination, but the Inca ruins are just one of many cherished historical sites that have survived since ancient times, along with countless precious artifacts. Strangely enough, despite its rich cultural and artistic history, the country hasn’t had a large-scale national museum until now.

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Post image for Saving the Only Building Painter J.M.W. Turner Ever Completed

“Painting can never show her nose in company with architecture but to have it snubbed,” J.M.W. Turner once said.

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Post image for A Promising Design Solution for Ethiopia’s Water Problem

These days, it’s easy to feel that good design is a luxury produced mostly for the enjoyment of the super-rich. But that’s not the whole picture.

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Post image for Houston Museum Expansion Wipes Out Local Architect’s Legacy

The Steven Holl-designed redevelopment of the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston means destruction for a building designed by an important local architect.

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Post image for Architecture for Humanity, Disaster Relief Nonprofit, Closes Suddenly

After a massive earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the San Francisco–based nonprofit Architecture for Humanity moved in.

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Post image for Chile Will Erect Antoni Gaudí’s First Building Outside of Spain

Antoni Gaudí may have died nearly nine decades ago, but a never-built chapel the architect designed in 1915 is finally coming to life.

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Post image for Spain Arrests Three Alleged Art Forgers

Three suspected members of an art forgery ring were arrested in the Spanish cities of Zaragoza and Tarragona, El Pais reported.

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Post image for More Skyscrapers Were Built in 2014 Than Ever Before

A new report shows 2014 was the “tallest year ever,” with more skyscrapers constructed than in any previous year.

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Post image for Art Spiegelman Criticizes US Press for Not Publishing ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Cartoons

In an interview published by the AFP on Sunday, the American comic artist Art Spiegelman lambasted the US press for not republishing the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo‘s cartoons.

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