Architecture

Take in a historical house tour this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Dedham (Mass.) Historical Society informed us it is holding its biannual House Tour this Sunday, June 1, from noon to 3:45 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Historical Society, 612 High St., beginning at 11:30 a.m. Advance purchase tickets are $16 for members and $20...

My library runneth over so my friends are in for a treat

Karen here … I love books. Period. I don’t know when I became aware of that fact, but I suspect I’ve been a latent bibliophile for some time, but never had the opportunity to really encourage the trait and let it thrive — until fairly recently. Auctions abound — and books go for the...

Love modern architecture like me?

Here’s a very cool new site for an architecture online magazine. Great stuff. A lot of insight into modern htinking on building, and a great place for all those new college grads with architecture degrees, which is the new art history…

A synchroncity of antiques – Islamic antiquities dominate

It seems now that Islamic art is absolutely everywhere, and the amount of money that it’s fetching – congruent with the amount of ire it’s raising in some instances – is pretty amazing. I’ve already written about it a few times this week and last week. It started the attempted sale of some armor...

A conversation over caviar about architecture

This is a link to an interview with the winner of The Pritzker Prize for Architecture, Jean Nouvel. The prize is the top award given to modern architects, and is normally the crowning achievement of a glorious career, rather than something that plucks an obscure designer from the mist of anonymity. Nouvel is an...

Modernist Architecture Icon Ralph Rapson dies

A giant of Modern Architecture has died. Ralph Rapson designed a lot of important structures, including the Greenbelt House and the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota. A true icon of the form.   Tom Wallace / Star TribuneRest in peace. And thanks for the buildings. 

Even with so much uncertainty, Iraqi antiquities continue to amaze

Here’s one more reason to love the Internet. This came from a news feed out of Thailand and India. It’s about an ancient Babylonian town found by Iraqi archeologists. With such a steady stream of bad news coming out of the region, it is good to know that scholarship and the unearthing of the...