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.

Exhibit Celebrates Pioneers of St. Louis Suburban Modernism
A retrospective puts the work of Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier at the fore of modern suburban design in post-war St. Louis.
Exhibit Columbus: A New Era of Celebrating Design
The unique energy of Columbus, Indiana, continues to resonate thanks to the efforts of a dedicated local community.
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.
In Omaha, an Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of Olson Kundig
The celebrated Seattle architectural practice takes over a Nebraska gallery space for its first-ever retrospective.
The Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy...
Suburban House of the Future by Cloud9
Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.
Near St. Louis, A Midcentury-Modern Public Library Faces Demolition
Preservationists mount a last-ditch effort to save the Lewis and Clark branch, designed by Frederick Dunn.
Celebrate American Design With 15 Products That Are Made in the USA
One of the best ways to ring in Independence Day is to celebrate makers, artisans, and designers who are producing well-made...
Figma's SF Office Celebrates the Humanity of Work
Many companies are changing up the way workspaces look and feel—productivity at all costs is not the highest guiding principle...
Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With 13 Products That Are Out of This World
Today is the day! But even if you aren't on the path of totality, you can still get in the spirit with these stellar items.
Live the Airstream Life Vicariously With a New Book That Celebrates the Timeless Trailers
With its distinctive silver, bullet-shaped profile, the Airstream has been an integral part of the American recreational...
A Renovated Tiny Victorian with 21st-Century Interiors
Tragedy begets opportunity in San Francisco when a fire-scorched Victorian is rebuilt from within.
Suburban Flight
It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...
The New Suburbanism
When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather than the one their neighbors expected, they...
Project FROG's 21st Century Buildings
If FEMA didn't drum up enough of a bad reputation with its immediate response to Hurricane Katrina, the nails certainly went into...
Albina Yard—Pioneering the Future of Sustainable Mass Timber Construction
Although talk of taxing Canadian lumber brought into the United States may be one reason Americans are moving towards sourcing...
Celebrate Compact and Low-Budget Design With the the AIA Small Project Awards
Discover award-winning homes across the country and submit entries for the annual AIA Small Project Awards.
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...
Get the Scoop on Exhibit Columbus With Designer Jonathan Nesci
The Columbus, Indiana, designer previews how a series of installations will reimagine a famous streetscape by Alexander Girard.

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