20th Century Trends in Architecture
Built in 1966 by A. Quincy Jones, the Annenberg's winter residence at Sunnylands is a fine example of modern contemporary architecture.
Mid-Twentieth Century Home Styles
Millions of homes were built in the U.S. during the great expansion of the American middle class. Here's your guide to house styles, from Post-Depression to Contemporary Folk.
Top 10 Buildings of the Modern Era
The 1900s saw radical transitions in building design. Here are photos, links, and resources for a few of the most significant buildings of the twentieth century.
Top Ten Trends in Home Design
Homes of the future are likely to incorporate these important ideas and approaches.
Picture Dictionary of Modern Architecture
Modernism was not just another style - It presented a new way of thinking about architecture. These photos illustrate modernist approaches to building design. Click on the pictures for facts and definitions.
What is Modernism in Architecture?
Modernist architects attempt to apply scientific, analytical methods to design. Use these resources to learn more about modernism in architecture.
What is Bauhaus? What is the International Style?
Flat roofs, smooth façades and cubic shapes characterize the Bauhaus style. Here's an easy introduction to the Bauhaus movement and the International Style, with links and photos.
What is Structuralism in Architecture?
Structuralist architects view design as a process of searching for basic, underlying structures. Here's an easy introduction with photo and links.
What is Deconstructivism in Architecture?
Deconstructivist buildings may seem to have no visual logic. Use this quick reference to learn more about deconstructivism in architecture.
What is Formalism in Architecture?
Formalism in building design emphasizes highly structured visual relationships. Here's a photo and easy definition.
What is Postmodernism in Architecture?
Postmodernist architects use familiar shapes and details in unexpected, and sometimes amusing, ways. This page is your introduction to the postmodern movement, with photos, links, and resources.
What is Organic Architecture?
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of many architects to explore principles of organic design. Learn about Organic Architecture from our Architecture Glossary.
Mies van der Rohe Said...
Architect Mies van der Rohe expressed the spirit of modernism when he said, "Less is more." Find more famous quotations by Mies van der Rohe.
Frank Gehry Playboy Interview
The Playboy magazine interview with Frank Gehry offers valuable insights into the mind and creativity of one of the most important architects of modern times. Read excepts here.
Modern and Postmodern Houses
The Modern and Postmodern houses in these pictures illustrate bold new ideas in home design. Browse the photos to find out innovative approaches by famous architects.
Architecture in Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is a showplace of mid-century modernism, with Bauhaus ideas combined with new approaches for home design. Learn about the modernist architecture of Palm Springs, California.
Book Review: The Phaidon Atlas of 20th-Century World Architecture
Learn more about 20th century structures throughout the world in this monumental book by Phaidon Press.
Grand Central Terminal City
The idea for Terminal City, the area around the 1913 Grand Central Terminal, was part of the City Beautiful Movement.