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.

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...
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 Opulent Modernism of Platner
For Warren Platner, whose modernist pedigree would make any contemporary designer squeal, design was all about the right groovy...
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.
Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography
A new biography highlights the rich, black-and-white photography of Balthazar Korab, whose sharp imagery helped give a face to...
Photography Focus: Natan Dvir
Natan Dvir's new photography series Coming Soon reveals just how affective advertising is and isn't when placed bigger than life...
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...
A Modernist Click Through Remodelista
If you caught our interview with Remodelista co-founder Sarah Lonsdale earlier this year, you already know we're fans of the home...
Through the Looking Glass
Breakthroughs in VR hold promise for architects and designers.
Hot Tropic Part 1
Take a visual journey through a week of art, tropical inspiration, and color.
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.
This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It
After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to organic modernism in Austin.
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.
Street Photography of New York and Paris's Ghostly Past
Abbott and Marville: The City in Transition, a new photography exhibit at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, gives viewers...
Light and Bright / Nuetrals Shine Through
Light and Bright / Nuetrals Shine...
The Playground Seen Through the Eyes of Jaime Hayon
The Spanish designer tries out a larger scale, bringing his whimsical vision to a play area outside the High Museum of Art.
'Design through the Ages' Kicks off City Modern
City Modern—Dwell and New York Magazine's collaborative week-long collection of talks, studio and home tours showcasing New York...