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Mark Twain Notecards

This spirited collection features four wry observations from the father of American literature, Mark Twain. The cards ar ...

Where Today Meets Tomorrow

Eero Saarinen and the General Motors Technical Center

Long before Microsoft or Apple occupied their legendary corporate campuses, there was the General Motors Technical Cente ...

McKim, Mead & White

Selected Works 1879 to 1915

McKim, Mead & White is the best-known architecture firm of America's Gilded Age, and designed many of the most iconic bu ...

Abraham Lincoln Notecards

Before he was president, Abraham Lincoln worked as a blacksmith, surveyor, postmaster, lawyer, and legislator, securing ...

Paul Rudolph

Inspiration and Process in Architecture

Paul Rudolph (1918-1997) authored some of Modernism's most powerful designs and served as an influential educator while ...

Victor Lundy

Artist Architect

If you're looking for something new under the midcentury sun, Victor LundyĄ(born 1923) is a real find, an important yet ...

Powerhouse

The Life and Work of Architect Judith Chafee

Powerhouse is the first book on the singular life and career of American architect Judith Chafee (1932-1998). Chafee was ...

W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits

Visualizing Black America

The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activ ...

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect,Ąscholar, and curator John McAndrew, who pl ...

Beach Houses

Andrew Geller

The Bra. The Box Kite. The Cat. The Milk Carton. The Reclining Picasso. These are the playful names given to the eccentr ...

Projects and Their Consequences

Reiser + Umemoto

Projects and Their Consequences presents fifteen key projects from leading architectural thinkers Reiser + Umemoto. Proj ...

Artful Cats

Discoveries from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Cats, cats, and more cats! Expressive or aloof, affectionate or enigmatic, cats have complicated characters that make th ...