The sleek lines and gleaming facades of the architecture of the late 1940s and 1950s reflect a culture fascinated by the promise of the Jet Age. Buildings like Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK Airport and Philip Johnson’s Four Seasons Restaurant retain a thrilling allure, seeming to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. In this work, distinguished architectural historian Alice Friedman draws on a vast range of sources to argue that the aesthetics of mid-century modern architecture reflect an increasing fascination with “glamour,” a term widely used in those years to characterize objects, people, and experiences as luxurious, expressive, and even magical. Continue reading “glamour 1940-1950” »
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Marrakech is a place of contrasts: half African and half Andalusian. Continue reading “Marrakech: Living on the Edge of the Desert” »
Bellissimo questo volume fotografico di Pauline van Lynden, una storia narrata attraverso oltre quindici anni di viaggi nel Rajasthan, India.