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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 7 Historic Architectural Projects
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    7 Historic Architectural Projects

    In our Rewind section, we comb the archives to find historic architectural projects that beg to be revisited, from modernist baseball stadiums to retro airports to an imperial villa in Japan.

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.18.13

  4. 9 Historical Prefab Projects
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    9 Historical Prefab Projects

    We showcase a timeline of nine prefab architecture projects from the 20th century. To see how contemporary designers are using the building technique, pick up a copy of our annual prefab issue on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.17.13

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  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. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
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    A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places

    A pedigreed mid-century home tailor-made for its inhabitants and environs joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places.

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.23.13

  19. 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

  20. 6 Historic Furniture Collaborations
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    6 Historic Furniture Collaborations

    Collaborations between academic institutions and design greats have exposed students around the world to masterful lessons in furniture. Get schooled on some of the smartest partnerships from the...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    10.11.13

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