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Bachelor Modern: Mid-Century Style in American Film

Monday, March 31, 2008

By Deborah Sorensen Do you have a mistress? Mistress?  Isn’t that an old-fashioned term? It may be old-fashioned, but at least it’s specific! —The Moon is Blue (1953) Not long after Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s experimental Farnsworth House (completed in 1951) inspired public debate...

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Eero Saarinen: Shaping Community

Monday, December 31, 2007

By Reed Haslach The mid-20th century coincided with the zenith of “high modernism” in architecture, marked by pure, abstract, and often monumental forms, especially in public and institutional buildings. While much of Eero Saarinen’s (1910–61) work fits into that mold, modernism alone is not an...

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Lessons in Arcology: An Interview with Paolo Soleri

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

By Susan Piedmont-Palladino The wide use of the term “green,” referring to sustainable design, is a relatively recent trend, but the idea that environmental concerns should be an integral and conscious aspect of the design process is by no means new. In the 1960s, for...

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