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  1. Opdahl Remastered
    House Tours

    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.12.10

  2. Pair of Armchairs

    Pair of Armchairs

    Pierre Jeanneret conceived of this teak-and-cane set for Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 1955. One has a stenciled mark on the underside.

    $10000.00

  3. Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013

    Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013

    Palm Springs Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, and culture in Palm Springs, California. This design aesthetic originated in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s...

    01.04.12

  4. Paul Petrunia of Archinect
    Interviews

    Paul Petrunia of Archinect

    Paul Petrunia founded the website Archinect in 1997, using news, forums, and original features to connect the architecture world online. With 30,000 registered members and 1.4 million unique...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.22.09

  5. Pedro E. Guerrero

    Pedro E. Guerrero

    Pedro E. Guerrero was the photographer for three of America's most famous artists: architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder. Guerrero's six-decade career...

    02.11.10

  6. Pedro E. Guerrero
    Interviews

    Pedro E. Guerrero

    In 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright hired 22-year-old Pedro Guerrero to be Taliesin West’s resident photographer, the start of a collaborative bond that would last until Wright’s death in 1959....

    03.16.10

  7. PK 101 Candelabrum

    PK 101 Candelabrum

    Standing at nearly four feet, and constructed of matte chrome-plated steel, this undulating piece was created in Denmark in 1956 by Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen.

    $3000.00

  8. Plastic Wagon

    Plastic Wagon

    This work, created in Japan in 1968, is number two from an edition of fifty. It's sold accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Kuramata Design Office, signed by Mieko Kuramata.

    $5000.00

  9. Pleated Star Wall Clock

    Pleated Star Wall Clock

    This lacquered-wood-and-aluminum piece, created in 1955 by George Nelson, is signed with the manufacturer's label, and impressed with a model number.

    $2000.00

  10. Prague Kolektiv

    Prague Kolektiv is the only enterprise in North America specializing in original Czech furniture, lighting, and decorative objects. Our pieces represent the designs of the pre-war Czech avant-garde...

    01.21.10

  11. Prefab Jazz
    Superstructure

    Prefab Jazz

    Jazz has a history of being recorded in intimate spaces. And I don't mean the small after-hours clubs or closet-cum-studios plenty of the greats suffered through. Take legendary Blue Note...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.11

  12. Preservation Recommended
    --The Future of

    Preservation Recommended

    With the preservation of mid-century buildings already a touchy subject—–many people are still unwilling to see the value in preserving “modern” architecture—–we...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.09

  13. Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.
    Renovation

    Preserved Modernist Gems in the U.S.

    From Richard Neutra's drive-in church in Orange County to Louis Kahn's New Jersey bathing pavilion, the winners of Docomomo's Modernism in America Awards—which celebrate the documentation,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    05.13.14

  14. Preserving New England Houses
    House Tours

    Preserving New England Houses

    In the past few decades, overdevelopment throughout New England has erased some of the region's most inspired Modernist homes. Towns like New Canaan, Connecticut, and Lincoln, Massachusetts, are...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.12.12

  15. Preserving the Keokuk Union Depot

    Preserving the Keokuk Union Depot

    Dwell visits Keokuk, Iowa, to check out the winner of our Sub-Zero-sponsored Rethinking Preservation contest—and to learn more about the town, the railroads, and the once modern and bustling depot.

    08.10.12

  16. Preserving the Miami Marine Stadium
    Interviews

    Preserving the Miami Marine Stadium

    In 1963, Jack Meyer figured out how to make concrete fly. Meyer was head engineer on construction of Miami’s Commodore Munroe Stadium (now known as Miami Marine Stadium), a grandstand for...

    written by: Rob Jordan
    04.21.11

  17. Protect and Conserve
    In The Modern World

    Protect and Conserve

    In construction-mad Beijing, “development happens at a crazy speed, like a tsunami,” says Matthew Xinyu Hu, the former managing director of the nonprofit Beijing Cultural Heritage...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.10.10

  18. Ralph Walker Renaissance
    Event Spotlight

    Ralph Walker Renaissance

    To Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Walker was “the only other honest architect in America,” and to The New York Times, he was the “architect of the century.”* Throughout his...

    written by: Alicia Chiu
    03.27.12

  19. Rattan Round Chair

    Rattan Round Chair

    Isamu Kenmochi's Model T-3010 is circa 1965, created for Yamakawa Rattan. It features a small circular upholstered seat cushion.

    $500.00

  20. Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
    Books

    Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes

    Photographer Chris Mottalini pays homage to Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy by documenting his almost-demolished homes—and reminding us what we can't get back.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Chris Mottalini
    12.11.13

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