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.

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...
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.
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...
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...
The Opulent Beverly Hills Mansion From “The Godfather” Hits the Market
The backdrop of the film’s horse head scene was also JFK’s West Coast headquarters during his presidential campaign.
This Neutra-Inspired Tiny Home Is a Miniature Homage to Modernism
With the clean lines of its steel-and-glass structure, ESCAPE’s new prefab nods to the past—but inside is a trove of modern...
An Insider's Guide to Palm Springs Modernism Week 2019
If you haven't already marked your calendar—now's the time. Here’s how to make the most of Palm Springs Modernism Week.
This “No Footprint” Prefab Embraces Tropical Modernism and Sustainable Design
A 1,600-square-foot home in Costa Rica takes advantage of passive cooling techniques to tread lightly on the land it sits on.
Historic Details and Playful Modernism Meet in this Stunning Barcelona Flat
Historic mosaic tiles inspired this modern renovation by Anna and Eugeni Bach.
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...
A Rock Drummer With an Eye for Modernism Tunes Up a Los Angeles Midcentury
Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys has a penchant for throwback film and design; interior designer Corinne Mathern used it to...
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.
From Front to Back, This Toronto Home Literally Merges Heritage and Modernism
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
A Set Designer’s House in Brazil Blends Colonial Architecture With Miesian Modernism
A nod to the past, the contemporary country escape by Mapa Architects is surprisingly close to São Paulo’s hustle and bustle.
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,...
Consider a Move to Vienna to Snap Up This Architectural Icon of Early European Modernism
Josef Frank’s 1930 Villa Beer House, celebrated for its spatial arrangement and twisting staircase, just hit the market for...

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