Architecture / Arts & Culture

Making New York City Modern

In her new book, “Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s,” author Marilyn F. Friedman chronicles the saga of how Americans came to embrace modernism and make it their own, especially in cities like New York.

Architecture / London

A Look at Saarinen’s Modernist U.S. Embassy in London, Now Becoming a Hotel

For some time now, we’ve been religiously following the progress of the TWA Hotel inside John F. Kennedy Airport’s iconic TWA Flight Center, a midcentury marvel by architect Eero Saarinen. In anticipation of its opening, we’re taking a look back at Saarinen’s distinctively modernist U.S. embassy (officially the U.S. Chancery) in London, which opened in 1960 at a high …