Muscular Modernism Thrives Amid the Hudson Valley’s Beautiful Landscape

The rolling hills of Upstate New York have proved fertile ground for experiments in modernist architecture.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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Muscular Modernism Thrives Amid the Hudson Valley’s Beautiful Landscape

See Why New York City Is Fertile Ground for Little-Known Public Gardens

The urban landscape of the five boroughs might be famous for its skyscrapers, but it's also rich in horticultural treasures.

by Jane Garmey
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See Why New York City Is Fertile Ground for Little-Known Public Gardens

Flash Forward to Spring with These New Garden Books

As winter drags on, books featuring lush gardens and verdant vistas offer a welcome escape to a greener, warmer world.

by Jane Garmey
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Flash Forward to Spring with These New Garden Books

Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

When it comes to holiday gifts, it’s hard to go wrong with a beautiful and smart book — especially compared with a chunky sweater or a dreary gift certificate. You’d have to be pretty Scrooge-like indeed to turn up your nose at the following six volumes, which take the world of design seriously, but not too soberly. All demonstrate the magic that can happen when the elements of the physical world are arranged just so. Something transcendent occurs, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

by Ted Loos
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Our Annual Holiday Roundup of Sumptuous Design Books

How Cullman & Kravis Makes Classic Still Feel Comtemporary

Now in its third decade but as vital as ever, the storied New York City decorating firm has devoted itself to celebrating the alchemy that can happen in an interior when old meets new.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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How Cullman & Kravis Makes Classic Still Feel Comtemporary

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

Victoria Newhouse Measures Renzo Piano’s Architectural Footprint

In her new book, the author examines the implications of massive building projects at cultural institutions.

by Ted Loos
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Victoria Newhouse Measures Renzo Piano’s Architectural Footprint

Our Holiday Roundup of the Year’s Most Luxurious Design Books

As we slide toward the end of 2016 amid a clutch of holiday parties and seemingly endless shopping excursions, there’s a respite on the horizon: vacation. That means we'll finally have time to sit down and read a good book — a luxury rarely afforded by the busy fall season. This part of the year is also when the most sumptuous tomes on decorating, architecture and fine living are published. So, for lovers of good design, it may be time to reinforce the coffee table: The seven monumental selections below are among the best of the bunch, but they are also just the beginning.

by Ted Loos
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Our Holiday Roundup of the Year’s Most Luxurious Design Books

‘Marfa Modern’ Looks at Minimalist Living in an Art World Mecca

If everything is bigger in Texas, Marfa is the exception. A new book examines the homes in this art-focused desert city, where less is best.

by Fred A. Bernstein
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‘Marfa Modern’ Looks at Minimalist Living in an Art World Mecca
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