Arts + Culture

New Exhibition Showcases Stunning Pieces by the Wiener Werkstätte

The Neue Galerie's "Wiener Werkstätte 1903–1932: The Luxury of Beauty" opens October 26.

Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) Centerpiece, 1924, Execution: Wiener Werkstätte, Brass Courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) Centerpiece, 1924, Execution: Wiener Werkstätte, Brass Courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Art. The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota Show Caption Hide Caption Josef Hoffmann ((1870-1956), Table, 1904, Execution: Wiener Werkstätte, Ebonized oak with pores…

Why Architectural Collage is Important to These Three Chicago Architecture Biennial Participants

The recent popularity of architectural collage has led to a lot of cloning and some groaning. But collage is more than an aesthetic—it helps reconceive space in new, often scenographic ways.

The recent popularity of architectural collage has led to a lot of cloning and some groaning. But collage is more than an aesthetic—it helps reconceive space in new, often scenographic ways.

The Architectural “Blob” is Dead, Long Live the “Pile”

The blob ostensibly obliterated the culture of tectonics within architecture, but it was a short-lived fad. Interest has shifted again toward a loosely “aformal” approach—the pile. What are the consequences of architects piling it up?

The blob ostensibly obliterated the culture of tectonics within architecture, but it was a short-lived fad. Interest has shifted again toward a loosely “aformal” approach—the pile. What are the consequences of architects piling it up?

New Exhibit Takes You Inside Hella Jongerius’ Beautiful, Colorful Mind

For Breathing Colour, Jongerius, the art director of color and materials at Vitra, contrasts lightness and brightness, revels in reflection and refraction, and investigates black tones and shadow.

For Breathing Colour, Jongerius, the art director of color and materials at Vitra, contrasts lightness and brightness, revels in reflection and refraction, and investigates black tones and shadow.