The $240,000 grant will help preserve 38,500 surviving objects pertaining to Brazil’s rich architectural history.
A Treasure Trove of Midcentury Modern Architecture
Breuer’s Bohemia is centered around the life and work of Marcel Breuer, but touches upon an entire cohort of Modernist influencers.
Eileen Gray, an Architect Ahead of Her Time, Reclaims the Spotlight
By every measure, Eileen Gray ought to be as well-known as her Modernist male contemporaries. An exhibition at Bard’s Graduate Center offers a smart correction to the historical record.
Getty Foundation Grants $1.7M to Conserve Historic Modernist Architecture
Historic 20th-century structures in Lebanon, Ireland, and Cuba are among the 11 buildings earmarked for the preservation effort.
A Graphic Memoir About Growing Up with Modernist Playgrounds
Julia Jacquette’s Playground of My Mind is a graphic memoir of growing up with the modernist playgrounds of Manhattan, and how their concrete geometries influenced her later art.
Photographing Palm Springs Modernism by Moonlight
Tom Blachford’s photographs in Midnight Modern were taken between midnight and 5am in Palm Springs, illuminated only by the moon.
Our Architectural Future Isn’t What It Used to Be
Post–World War II, architects were confident that a better life could be built, that design could improve society through efficiency and community.
Africa’s Overlooked Modernist Architecture from an Era of Independence
Futuristic pyramids and boxy concrete forms rose up with the modernist architecture of Africa in the 1960s and ’70s, although beyond the continent the radical forms aren’t widely recognized.
The Fight for Japan’s Modernist Architecture
Tokyo’s skyline has been increasingly crowded by construction cranes since Japan’s winning bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
The First Modernism in America Awards Announced for Mid-Century Architecture Preservation
All over the United States mid-century structures are in danger of disappearing. The new Modernism in America Awards from the nonprofit conservation organization Docomomo US are aiming to bring attention to some of these buildings, and show why saving them is important.
No Longer the Parsley to the Roast: Landscape Architect Dan Kiley’s Legacy
Few major architects have centennial exhibitions highlighting how some of their works are “dying quiet deaths,” but that is part of the legacy of Dan Kiley.
50 Years on, a World’s Fair Ruin Might Finally Find a Future
The 1964 New York World’s Fair was meant to be an idealistic vision of the future propelled by technology and design, but 50 years later the pavilion created to showcase the best of the state of New York is its most visible ruin.