Steeped in practicality, yet brimming with Midcentury cool and bursting with technological advancements, the designs of Charles and Ray Eames were as thrilling to their post-war audiences as they are timeless today. Underpinning it all was a design philosophy with an elegantly simple and enduringly modern approach that furthered technology and created a legacy that…
New York ranks among the top cities in the world for its art museums: from the expansive collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the modern and contemporary wonders of the Guggenheim or the New Museum, art lovers are in for a treat when it comes to museum-hopping. The beauty of the Big Apple’s…
Discover Gio Ponti, one of the most influential Italian architects and designers of the 20th century, and a leading proponent of Italian design.
Alvar Aalto is celebrated as the inventor of bent plywood furniture; even if his name doesn’t ring a bell, you'll recognise his influence on design.
Take a look back on some of history’s most extravagant gifts -- from Jennifer Aniston's Chanel bicycle to a 17th-century architectural marvel.
Medieval art includes a wide variety of art and architecture. We uncover some of the most prominent characteristics of each period, and how art from this era indirectly influenced the development of later Western art.
Find out what’s currently trending in sustainable design and take a look at materials, projects and ideas that are having a big impact on modern aesthetics.
What is Modernism? For artists, writers and designers, this period of rapid growth marked a break with tradition and a move toward new ideas and techniques.
From the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Kansai International Airport, take a virtual tour of iconic buildings designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano.
Islamic art not only refers to religious art, it encompasses all art made in the Islamic world. Discover the symbolic meaning of key patterns and motifs.