Tōkyō Thrift – Japonisme and the Japanese BauhausSeptember 30, 2020
The historical narrative of Modernism is overwhelmingly western. However, the history of the movement is, in reality, one of constant diffusion between the East and West; between Europe and Japan. It is an area of study that has...
The Louvre Pyramid and 5 Other Art Museums Designed by Ieoh Ming PeiSeptember 21, 2020
Ioh Ming Pei (貝聿銘) (1917-2019) was a Chinese American modernist architect with international acclaim. Exciting for art history fans, many of Pei’s buildings are art museums. This means you can visit the architecture and the artworks all in one place! The...
Micha Ullman’s Empty Library: An Ode to CultureSeptember 14, 2020
A symbol of education in the city of Berlin, the Bebelplatz Square was chosen on May 10, 1933 by Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Education and Propaganda of the Nazi government, to carry out the infamous autodafé. This sad...
In Search of the Round Table: Arthurian Wall PaintingsSeptember 8, 2020
The Great Hall of Winchester Castle is all that remains of the Medieval castle constructed by William the Conqueror in the years following the Battle of Hastings. In the thirteenth century, Henry III built there one of the...
Five Key Women in Contemporary Interior DesignAugust 27, 2020
The word ‘contemporary’ can be defined in many subtly different ways. For this text allow me to stick to the following definition: “the second half of the 20th century or in the 21st century”. We’ll be looking at...
American Gothic Revival Highlights: Duke Chapel, North CarolinaAugust 27, 2020
The Duke University Chapel is a prime example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in the United States. It is also one of the most beautiful buildings in the American South. The term chapel is perhaps an understatement. That is...
Arts and Crafts’ Principles in Interior Design: The Original MinimalistsAugust 26, 2020
Perhaps you have noticed a trend in recent years: the return to simpler things. People seem to crave a return to simpler times, to homesteading, homemaking, and minimalism. We feel an urge to recycle, and to up-cycle. We...
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