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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The Opulent Modernism of Platner
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Modern High-Rise Town House in Tel Aviv
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Alden B. Dow: The Mastermind of Midwestern Modernism
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A Swedish Coastal Town Commissions an Otherworldly Bathhouse
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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
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A Modern Town Hall in Bangalore
Architecture Discipline designed a unique, movable gathering place for a firm in Karnataka, India.
Modernism for an Ancient Pastime
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