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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Steven Holl: Not a ‘Signature’ Architect (And Why That’s Good)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

By Andrew Caruso In 2012, the American Institute of Architects conferred its highest honor—the AIA Gold Medal—upon Steven Holl. Andrew Caruso had the opportunity to talk with Steven about his sources of inspiration, a mid-career enlightenment, and his recent recognition as one of the most...

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The Day I Bought an Easy Bake Oven

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

By Sarah Leavitt I never had an Easy Bake Oven as a kid. Maybe that’s why it was a special thrill when I got to buy one as an adult…as part of my job. The only problem is that I never had a chance to...

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