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A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.
January 7, 2015
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Eye-Popping Jewelry Designed by Postmodern Architects

Peter Eisenman, Hans Hollein, and Robert Venturi join Ettore Sottsass and more in Rizzoli's 1980s paean to postmodern jewelry design.
November 14, 2014
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Endangered Spring House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was commissioned by George and Clifton Lewis, who sought a comfortable house for their large family that fit within their modest budget. Completed in 1954, the home features an unusual "hemicycle" form—a shape that the designer briefly experimented with at the end of his career. Now, a fundraising campaign aims to acquire, restore, and open the house to the public.
September 17, 2014
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Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé

The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.
September 16, 2014
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Captivating Sound Sculptures by Design Icon Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia's Sonambient sound sculptures create an all-encompassing experience that appeals to the visual, aural, and tactile senses. "It becomes an entire physical experience," says his daughter, Celia Bertoia.
September 12, 2014
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Rare Archival Photos of the GM Technical Center

Heralded as the “Versailles of Industry” when it opened in 1956, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, remains symbolic of cutting-edge design.
August 26, 2014
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Jewish Designers' Influence on Midcentury Modernism

From furniture to interiors, Jewish designers made their mark on modernist American design in the postwar years.
April 28, 2014
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Design Classic: Eames House Bird

The small decorative black bird is considered one of the most famous Eames pieces, even though it wasn't designed by Eames at all.
April 17, 2014
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Designing with Noguchi

The sculptural forms of Isamu Noguchi's tables and lamps can transform any room into a work of art.
April 13, 2014
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