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...
Nikola Olic's Dizzying Architectural Photography
Offering a new perspective on the built environment, his images zoom and tilt to reveal vertigo-inducing angles.
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...
A Dirt Floor Snakes Through This Spectacular Japanese House
Putting a spin on the traditional Japanese doma, a dirt floor extends throughout this home, forging an ever-changing...
Take a Step Through 20 Huge Modern Doors
From wall-sized swinging doors to two-story roll-ups, these portals help you make a big entrance.
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 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.
10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Modernism Week in Palm Springs
From February 15 to 25, the Greater Palm Springs area celebrates midcentury modern design with 11 days of talks, films,...
Historic Details and Playful Modernism Meet in this Stunning Barcelona Flat
Historic mosaic tiles inspired this modern renovation by Anna and Eugeni Bach.
A Visual Journey Through Stockholm's Hotel Ett Hem
Many hotels have figured out how to make guests feel at home, but Ett Hem in Stockholm goes above and beyond.
Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.
Cover Story: 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.
Journey Through Eastern Japan on a Luxury Sleeper Train
Enter the world of Train Suite Shiki-shima, a 10-car sleeper train that’s more like a scenic boutique hotel than a simple means...
Take a Peek Through These 10 Modern Front Doors
First impressions of a home often take place as you approach the front door, where you're eventually given a glimpse inside 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...
Dive Into a Visually Stunning Book That Celebrates Modernist Architecture and its Evolution
Covering a wide range of iconic homes from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to Shigeru Ban’s Curtain Wall House, Phaidon's recently...
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.
11 Celebrity Homes That Showcase Desert Modernism in Rancho Mirage
Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, and Frank Sinatra were just a few of the notable homeowners in Rancho Mirage, a desert resort just...
From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
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