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.

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11 Celebrity Homes That Showcase Desert Modernism in Rancho Mirage
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This Sparkling New Home Is a Perfect Remake of Classic Sarasota School Modernism
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From February 15 to 25, the Greater Palm Springs area celebrates midcentury modern design with 11 days of talks, films,...
A New Book Celebrates Modernism With Futuristic Homes and Visionary Masterpieces
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Historic Details and Playful Modernism Meet in this Stunning Barcelona Flat
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From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
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The Opulent Modernism of Platner
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Modernism for an Ancient Pastime
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Mayberry Meets Modernism
The aesthetic of mid-19th century retail establishments still holds relevance.
A Proper Primer on Modernism
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Dive Into a Visually Stunning Book That Celebrates Modernist Architecture and its Evolution
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How American Modernism Came to the Mountains
After World War II, Chicago’s design elite flocked to Aspen for ski and summer holidays, galvanizing the then-sleepy alpine...
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...
Spruce: Eco-Modernism in the Big Easy
After Nomita Joshi-Gupta’s home in New Orleans was damaged in Hurricane Katrina, she set out looking for eco-friendly products...
Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism
From furniture to interiors, Jewish designers made their mark on modernist American design in the postwar years.
Modernism Through the Viewfinder: The Photography of Ezra Stoller
Stoller's images, which introduced modernism to a broader audience, anchor an exhibit of architectural photography at the...
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.
Transformers of the Modern House: Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi at the Palm Springs Art Museum
An exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum presents a refreshing look at the modern home through the lens of Italian-Brazilian...
A Tree-Filled Spa That Brings Warm Modernism to a 900-Year-Old Tuscan Village
Set amidst rolling hills in the 900-year-old village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, in Tuscany’s Val d'Orcia region, is The Spa...