Modernism is a philosophical movement that arose from transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the factors that shaped modernism were industrialization and the rapid growth of cities.

Last Chance: Lessons from Modernism
Modern-minded New Yorkers have just a few more days to swing by Cooper Union’s Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design...
6 Lessons We Can Learn From Traditional Mediterranean Building Techniques
You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to learn valuable lessons from the building techniques and architectural designs...
From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
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From the Ashes
After a wildfire, a prefab home in California puts resilience first.
The Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy...
(Not-So) Garden Variety Lessons From the Father of Modern Landscape Design
The Jewish Museum in New York City takes it outside with a celebration of the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
Raised in Just 10 Days, This Airtight Prefab Is a Lesson in Efficiency
This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect...
Shelter From the Storm
After three years of legal wrangling, a Raleigh couple find peace in their modern dream home.
Ask the Expert: Gift-Buying Tips from Caroline Baumann of Cooper Hewitt
The director of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum lists her favorite belongings and gifts.
Alden B. Dow: The Mastermind of Midwestern Modernism
The Alden B Dow Home & Studio in Central Michigan showcases the extraordinary vision, imagination, and craftsmanship of the...
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...
Live from New York
A major market for our furniture, and the headquarters of some of our most important designers, Manhattan has long been Herman...
Notes from the Underground
“I used to care about how buildings looked on the outside,” says Malcolm Wells, a charming, self-deprecating man with a bushy...
From Brown to Green
Toronto designers Peter Fleming and Debbie Adams found a polluted lot and a run-down building—and saw fertile ground for a...
From Textiles and Scents, to Posters and a 3D-Printed Pavilion, the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial Ponders Beauty
Curator Ellen Lupton walks us through a few of the highlights from "Beauty," the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s...
A Floating South African Cabin Borrows From the Landscape
In a forested suburb of Cape Town, four cylinders make a tower-like hideout on a businessman’s family estate.
A New Book Celebrates Modernism With Futuristic Homes and Visionary Masterpieces
Part history book, part design bible, Inside Utopia captures the midcentury modernist psyche and beyond.
A Dramatic Cliffside Prefab Steps from the Beach in Australia
With little time to waste, an Australian firm erects an efficient prefab overlooking the ocean.
Historic Details and Playful Modernism Meet in this Stunning Barcelona Flat
Historic mosaic tiles inspired this modern renovation by Anna and Eugeni Bach.
Midcentury Illustrations—From Kentucky to Paris
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