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.

The Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy...
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...
From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
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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 Chic Detroit Hotel Showcases Local Art and Craft
From a large-scale exterior mural to custom light fixtures, the Trumbull & Porter Hotel celebrates local culture and creativity.
Historic Details and Playful Modernism Meet in this Stunning Barcelona Flat
Historic mosaic tiles inspired this modern renovation by Anna and Eugeni Bach.
This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism
In a modernist seaside enclave, a couple calls in a pioneering architecture firm to build a new house rooted in midcentury style.
A Proper Primer on Modernism
The historicization of modern architecture is quick to lionize Mies, Gropius, Wright and others, but too often treats them as...
The Arts and Crafts Movement
Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life”...
Beer Craft Winners
In anticipation of the talk at Dwell on Design given by writer William Bostwick and designer Jessi Rymill of the excellent home...
Modernism for an Ancient Pastime
One of Boston's newest additions is the Kollel of Greater Boston—a post-graduate Talmudic research institute that trains future...
Mayberry Meets Modernism
The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance.
The Craft of the Master Cooper
Master Cooper Ramiro Herrera on what it takes to make a wine barrel.
British Designers Craft for the Crown
Two radically different design installations will celebrate London’s craft heritage.
Crafting a Meaningful Home
Anonymous mass production is losing its mass-market appeal, and there’s a growing movement toward owning things that have origins...
Hella Jongerius Crafts Camper
Of the many brilliant designers featured in Gary Hustwit's product design documentary, Objectified (which Dwell was privileged to...
Craft Culture Face-Off
On the surface, craft culture may seem as soft and fuzzy as a skein of hand-dyed yarn, but as I learned at the American Craft...
Tanya Aguiniga Crafted Classics
I'm in the air en route to Minneapolis for the American Craft Council's annual conference, where a number of writers, artists,...
How Technology Informs the Craft Revolution
An exhibition at Design Museum Holon showcases products that marry handicraft and high-tech.
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...

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