More stories about History

  • The Burden of History

    Is it possible to appreciate Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s new Barnes museum in Philadelphia on its own merits?

  • Deep Dive

    Tracing the legacy of architect Robert R. Taylor.

  • Book Alert: A New History of the Home

    If you were to mine the pile of books by my side of the bed, you'd find roughly equal tonnage of history and architecture. If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home promises a check in both columns.

  • Back to the Future

    Koolhaas and Obrist's history of how postwar Japanese Metabolists looked to the future of architecture.

  • occidental tourist

    Ornamentation is welcomed in certain applications. This Eastlake interior door knob—a popular late 1800s design that was a fixture of the 1897 Sears catalog—proves it.

  • bensonwood homes plies its craft in uva building restoration

    Timber-frame and prefab home building company Bensonwood of Walpole, N.H., has been contracted to restore a long-missing element to the University of Virginia's (UVA) Pavilion X. Designed by founding father, philosopher, and UVA architect Thomas Jefferson, Pavilion X was built around 1824.

  • 93 sites included on 2010 list of endangered world monuments

    Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and Taliesin West make this year's endangered buildings list. The 2010 World Monuments Watch, announced Oct. 6, 2009, by the World Monuments Fund (WMF), comprises 93 cultural heritage sites across 47 countries, including nine

  • endangered modern house seeks new owner

    A mid-century modern residence designed in 1958 by architect Kenneth McCoy Scott (1925–1980)—one of the first graduates of the North Carolina State University School of Design—has recently been put up for sale in Durham, N.C., and local modern design preservation advocate Triangle Modernist Houses...

  • decades of domestic space

    In the course of his work, renovation contractor and emerging artist Reece Terris of Vancouver, B.C.-based Terris Lightfoot Contracting removes and dumps tons of building materials. Some of the fixtures and fittings removed from his residential renovation projects are in good condition and...

  • triangle modernist houses receives preservation award

    Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH), a program of the Raleigh, N.C., nonprofit online preservation and advocacy organization Triangle Modernist Archive, recently was honored with the 2009 Paul E. Buchanan Award for its contributions to the study and preservation of vernacular architecture and the...