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.
Historic 20th-century structures in Lebanon, Ireland, and Cuba are among the 11 buildings earmarked for the preservation effort.
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.
Tom Blachford’s photographs in Midnight Modern were taken between midnight and 5am in Palm Springs, illuminated only by the moon.
Post–World War II, architects were confident that a better life could be built, that design could improve society through efficiency and community.
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.
Tokyo’s skyline has been increasingly crowded by construction cranes since Japan’s winning bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
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.
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.
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.
The futures that are built through architecture and the futures that are constructed through science fiction aren’t always galaxies apart.
Next month, the very first sunken conversation pit will open to the public as a museum. The Indianapolis Museum of Art plans to open a private residence designed by Eero Saarinen for industrialist J. Irwin Miller as a design and architecture showcase, featuring interiors (and the conversation pit) by Alexander Girard. To celebrate, we’ve collected the best of American’s modernist houses turned museums, magnificent private residences now made public. There’s Philip Johnson’s Glass House, of course, but also Richard Neutra’s Neutra VDL, Louis Sullivan’s early Charnley-Persky House and Richard Meier’s epic bachelor pad, the Rachofsky House. Get ready for real estate envy — but take heart, you can go visit any of these homes.