Show Info | 20th Century Cincinnati – Vintage Modern Design

via Show Info | 20th Century Cincinnati – Vintage Modern Design. If you are going to be in Cincinnati or somewhere near in Ohio, this sounds like a fantastic event to attend. This last one was in February, so I am assuming the next one will be around the same time. If I were anywhere […]

The Midwest’s Midcentury-Modern Mecca is Midland, Michigan | Summer Guide | Chicago Reader

Move over Chicago. Here comes Midland, Michigan. I thought Bartlesville, Oklahoma was full of Modernist, Organic architecture by Goff, but it appears that Midland wins with Alden B. Dow. If you are from the Mid-West, you have to read this article. via The midwest’s midcentury-modern mecca is Midland, Michigan | Summer Guide | Chicago Reader.

Mid-Century Modern’s New Gold Standard | Houstonia

via Mid-Century Modern’s New Gold Standard | Houstonia. Here is a link to Knoll, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Platner Collection. Some really groovy designs came from the imagination of Warren Platner. Below are some examples of his work. Warren Platner

Arizona’s Bio-Paradise May be the Last 1970s Utopia Standing – Curbed Features – Curbed National

via Arizona’s Bio-Paradise May be the Last 1970s Utopia Standing – Curbed Features – Curbed National. If you get to Arizona and  are interested in utopian architecture, Arcosanti is well worth a view. The surrounding desert is beautiful and during a large part of the year the weather is remarkable. It is not far from […]

Augusto Bozzi

Lesser Known Designers: Augusto Bozzi

Augusto Bozzi was an Italian designer who created works for the firm of Saporiti. Except for the following images, I know nothing else of this designer. However, his designs are prolific and easily obtainable. The following is a quote from the Saporiti website. “The ’50s. The reconstruction. The ‘Mayor’ chair. The Saporiti of this period […]

Mid-Century Modern Home – Richard Leitch California Home

via Mid-Century Modern Home – Richard Leitch California Home. A beautiful home from 1954 in the International Style. Notice how the house is less severe than some International Style homes due to the colors and finishes as well as the sensitive furnishings.


20th Century Art: Edward Hopper

The artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is hard to classify. We think of Hopper as a modern painter. However, he continues a trend in American painting going back to William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. In fact, Hopper was a student of both these artists and followed their influence in depicting American life with realism. (Perhaps […]

Whitney Museum Patio

The New Whitney Museum

In case you don’t remember the old Whitney Museum, it was a structure designed by Marcel Breuer working with Hamilton Smith, completed in 1966. It is a strong, modernist building which fits the definition of Brutalist. Brutalist architecture shuns the strictures of the International Style and other tenets of modernist movements with boxy blocks of […]


Notes to the Ether: On Painting

This article originally appeared on Howard Bosler Artist… Take two pills and call me in the morning. Instructions from a doctor or pharmacist or the musings of an artist? No prescription exists that can sweeten the labor of painting. Indeed, it is work, regardless of the satisfaction derived from the process and the final outcome. […]

Chicago Loop area, Wacker Drive

Modern Architectural Forms of the Mid Century (Part 3)

The International Style I have never liked the designation “International Style”, in particular the “Style” part. We don’t refer to the period after the Renaissance as the “Baroque Style”. Modernism is more of a general term and refers to all of the different forms that architecture took in terms of the modern. “International” indicates that […]