Yang Yongliang: Piecing Together the City

Thursday, January 17, 2013

By Andrew Caruso, translated by Michelle Ni National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine contributor Andrew Caruso began the 2013 run of Inside the Design Mind with an emerging voice: Yang Yongliang. At only 32, this Chinese born graphic designer-turned digital artist has come of age...

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The City Imagined on Film

Monday, November 19, 2012

Unbuilt Washington surveys architectural paths not taken; some seem unthinkable beside the iconic forms actually built. Skyscraper designs appear particularly strange—revealing how a limit on building heights not only altered Washington’s skyline, but also expectations for how the capital should appear. In contrast, the cinematic...

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A Short Break with Paul Goldberger

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

By Andrew Caruso It’s rare to find someone willing to pay for opinions these days, and rarer still to be known for them. Yet, Paul Goldberger has crafted a career by objectively navigating the subjective. As an arbiter of quality in architecture and design for...

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Taliesin Diary : An excerpt from a new National Building Museum publication

Monday, October 1, 2012

The National Building Museum’s publication Taliesin Diary: A Year With Frank Lloyd Wright is the first-ever publication of a diary by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice. Written by Priscilla J. Henken during her year at Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio in Spring Green, Wisconsin, the diary brings...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Notes on Detroit

Sunday, September 30, 2012

By National Building Museum Curator Deborah Moore Sorensen Detroit’s contraction over the past several decades has been like its expansion in the early 20th century: of a scale unlike any other American city. The notes offered here provide some context for the two Detroit photography...

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