How Alexander Calder’s Magical Mobiles Came to Be

The famed 20th-century artist's life story proves as moving and colorful as his most seminal works.

by Ted Loos
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How Alexander Calder’s Magical Mobiles Came to Be

Gil Schafer Designs Homes That Look Traditional but Live Contemporary

The architect keeps his work, with its distinct style, fresh by collaborating with interior designers and playing with modernism.

by Pilar Viladas
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Gil Schafer Designs Homes That Look Traditional but Live Contemporary

Massimo Listri Carves out a Singular Home in Florence

The architectural lensman is famed for his depictions of palatial spaces. Here, he shares exclusive photographs of his own labyrinthine apartment and tells us about its eclectic rooms.

by Megan Cipollini | photos by Massimo Listri
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Massimo Listri Carves out a Singular Home in Florence

Unraveling the Abstract Weavings of Anni Albers

A renewed interest in craft, textiles and women artists has brought the work — and the legacy — of the modernist designer, artist, writer and teacher to the forefront of art historical discourse.

by Liz Logan
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Unraveling the Abstract Weavings of Anni Albers

Meet the Couple behind the Chicest Franco-Florentine Design Gallery

The founders of Flair in Florence transformed a shared affinity for French vintage furniture into the city's most fashion-forward design gallery.

by Megan Cipollini | photos by Manfredi Gioacchini
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Meet the Couple behind the Chicest Franco-Florentine Design Gallery

The Dynamic Duo Who Brought Modernism to America

A new show at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery casts light on the close friendship and intellectual exchange between the first director of MoMa, Alfred H. Barr, and his curator of architecture, Philip Johnson.

by Tim McKeough
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The Dynamic Duo Who Brought Modernism to America

How a Mid-Century Office Building Became a High-Style Hotel

The trio behind the design firm Workstead have reimagined a 1960s Charleston, South Carolina, federal building as an old-meets-new emblem of a look they call southern modernism.

by Andrew Sessa
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How a Mid-Century Office Building Became a High-Style Hotel

The Jazzy Paintings of Stuart Davis Are Still Swinging

An exhibition of the proto-Pop artist’s most important works has landed in San Francisco, and it’s brimming with energy.

by Marlena Donohue
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The Jazzy Paintings of Stuart Davis Are Still Swinging

Jean Prouvé’s Humble Prefab Homes Are Now Highly Sought After

The French modernist made temporary, transportable residences that were intended for refugees. Today, those structures are collector trophies. Now, one is available on 1stdibs.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Jean Prouvé’s Humble Prefab Homes Are Now Highly Sought After
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