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  1. Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri
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    Visionary Architect Focus: Paolo Soleri

    Countercultural architect Paolo Soleri looked beyond the bounds of four walls and a roof to orchestrate his vision for comprehensive ecological design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.13

  2. The Artful Dodger
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    The Artful Dodger

    In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in Los Angeles’s Chavez Ravine. Taking a page from stat-happy...

    written by: Kevin Roderick
    10.01.12

  3. Rewind: 7 Great Designs from the Past
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    Rewind: 7 Great Designs from the Past

    From Breuer's dorm furniture to a forgotten mid-century airport in Newfoundland, we draw from the Dwell archives of oldie but goodie design content.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.14.13

  4. Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center
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    Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

    Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.26.14

  5. Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé
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    Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

    The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    09.16.14

  6. Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs
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    Prefab Icon: Dome of Discovery by Ralph Tubbs

    With a life span of just 11 months, the prefabricated 1951 Dome of Discovery, designed by architect Ralph Tubbs for the Festival of Britain, lives on as a lost cultural icon.

    written by: Dominic Bradbury
    03.18.13

  7. Modernist Jewelry by Margaret De Patta
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    Modernist Jewelry by Margaret De Patta

    Under the tutelage of a Bauhaus master, Margaret De Patta trailblazed the American studio jewelry movement with wearable art.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    07.02.12

  8. London Design Festival: Past Years in Retrospect
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    London Design Festival: Past Years in Retrospect

    Annually, artists from around the world come to celebrate the creative industries as London awards innovative designers at the London Design Festival. Dwell has covered the event for numerous years...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.04.13

  9. Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism
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    Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism

    From furniture to interiors, Jewish designers made their mark on modernist American design in the postwar years.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    04.28.14

  10. Illuminated Texts
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    Illuminated Texts

    Personally wired by Thomas Edison, J. Pierpont Morgan’s home was the first electrified residence in New York. A recent LED retrofit delivers the library into a new age.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    03.10.12

  11. Geigy's Graphic Design
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    Geigy's Graphic Design

    Design Musem Zurich's current show Good Design, Good Business showcases the great graphic design from 1940-1970 of the Swiss chemical company Geigy.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.06.13

  12. Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House
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    Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was commissioned by George and Clifton Lewis, who sought a comfortable house for their large family that fit within their modest budget....

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.17.14

  13. Eye-Popping Jewelry Designed by Postmodern Architects
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    Eye-Popping Jewelry Designed by Postmodern Architects

    Peter Eisenman, Hans Hollein, and Robert Venturi join Ettore Sottsass and more in Rizzoli's 1980s paean to postmodern jewelry design.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.14.14

  14. Eastern Promise
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    Eastern Promise

    A 400-year-old icon of Japanese design inspires generations of modern architects.

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.25.11

  15. Designing with Noguchi
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    Designing with Noguchi

    The sculptural forms of Isamu Noguchi's tables and lamps can transform any room into a work of art.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.13.14

  16. Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer
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    Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer

    A look back at the iconic modernist buildings designed by legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.24.14

  17. Design Classic: Jens Risom Collection
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    Design Classic: Jens Risom Collection

    Jens Risom's 1942 designs for Knoll were born out of wartime necessity but went on to become signature midcentury modern designs.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.10.14

  18. Design Classic: Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair
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    Design Classic: Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair

    A look at Eero Saarinen's Womb chair, an icon of midcentury modern design.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.07.14

  19. Design Classic: Eames House Bird
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    Design Classic: Eames House Bird

    The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    04.17.14

  20. Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection
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    Design Classic: Bertoia Seating Collection

    A look at the history of Harry Bertoia's iconic steel wire seating collection from 1951, and a few Dwell homes that showcase the chairs to their best advantage.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    03.19.14

  21. Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia
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    Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia

    Harry Bertoia's Sonambient sound sculptures create an all-encompassing experience that appeals to the visual, aural, and tactile senses. "It becomes an entire physical experience," says his...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.12.14

  22. Aviation Preservation
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    Aviation Preservation

    In the 1950s, Canada’s Department of Transport commissioned a modernist makeover for a tiny international air hub in Newfoundland, a design that has proven as timeless as it was trendsetting.

    written by: Karen Burshtein
    photos by: Simon Norfolk
    02.25.13

  23. A Look Back at Lina Bo Bardi
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    A Look Back at Lina Bo Bardi

    Happy birthday, Lina Bo Bardi! The influential modernist architect would have turned 99 this week, so we celebrate her anniversary with a look at Yale University Press's new monograph of her work.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.06.13

  24. A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House
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    A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House

    Constructed in 1961, Richard Meier’s first residential project is a nascent example of the modern prefab typology.

    written by: Maggie Nolin
    12.31.13

  25. A History of Modern Chairs
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    A History of Modern Chairs

    The best way to gain perspective on the aesthetics of a given era is by examining the product designs of the time. To that end, what better piece to examine then one of the most widely-ignored but...

    written by: Kate Santos
    12.05.13

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