More stories about History

  • Tracking a Changing Staten Island

    One exhibit reviews the island’s transition from an agricultural center to a residential refuge outside the grasp of a modernizing city to, lately, an area that’s slowly and with some resistance being brought into the gritty urban fold.

  • Foundation Receives Funding to Create Archive of Female Architects

    Founded in 2002 by its namesake, the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) recently received money from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) to help fund the longtime organizational goal of archiving the work and lives of female architects.

  • John Soane’s First House Is For Sale

    The first house that the famous British neoclassicist completed after finishing his Grand Tour is now on the market.

  • Made-In Design Competition to Renovate Portuguese Washhouses

    The Made-In international design challenge is placing four existing washhouses on the boards for rennovation and slating a new location for construction in Guimarães, Portugal.

  • Unbuilt Washington

    The Architect of the Capitol surveys the city of Washington that almost was, in an exhibit at the National Building Museum.

  • Book: 'Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark'

    Alcatraz has a history of intrigue, but it also has a history of architectural styles, as documented in a new book by San Francisco architect Donald McDonald.

  • 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.