Beauty vs. Politics: The Architecture, Art, and Design of Washington DC
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In light of the government shutdown there has been a lot of negativity swirling around Washington DC. While the shutdown and threat of a crippled economy are very serious topics, Washington DC doesn't have to be all politics all the time. We thought we might take your mind off of it all for just a moment by presenting some of the incredible and beautiful architecture, art, design, and ideas to come out of our capital along the way.
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- The Smithsonian's Kogod Courtyard, built in 2007 as a modern complement to the nineteenth-century museum's Greek Revival–style architecture, is an oasis in downtown Washington, DC.
- For the next installment of Three Buildings I spoke with Acting Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Caroline Baumann.
- In our October story "A New Beginning," we toured the home of speechwriter, author, and former Dwell on Design keynote speaker Daniel Pink.
- One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.
- Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.
- For co-founders Jake and Pum Lefebure of Design Army, family and business work well together.
- Of the iconic women designers working in the mid-20th century, the two most often recognized—and adored—are Ray Eames and Lucienne Day (the female halves of two of the best-known creative…
- He’s been jailed, beaten, and most recently, had his design firm, Fake Cultural Development, shut down by Chinese authorities.