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.
From Elizabethan England to the Roaring Twenties, explore six beloved period films and the iconic historical landmarks that brought them to life.
Art Deco architecture emerged in the 1920s and favored geometry, symmetry, and lavish design elements. Discover twelve influential Art Deco buildings.