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Artist Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector

When artist Trevor Paglen imagined launching a reflective, nonfunctional satellite into low Earth orbit, the Nevada Museum of Art understood that his artistic gesture could help to change the way humanity sees our place in the world. Together with the aerospace engineering firm Global Western, they designed and manufactured Orbital Reflector. On Monday, December 3rd, SpaceX ...

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323 Million Dollar Auction of American Modernist Art

Barney A. Ebsworth passed away in April 2018 and left behind the largest ever American Modernist art collection by a private owner. Last week Christie’s auctioned this massive collection earning an incredible $323,103,500! Highlights included ...

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Holding Up a Stack of Books: A Look at La Jolla’s Brutalist Library

The Geisel Library is the main library building at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California and opened in 1970. The distinctive original building was designed in the late 1960s by William Pereira to sit at the head of a canyon. The building's arches, in combination with the design of the individual floors, are intended to look like hands holding up a stack of books. Pereira originally conceived a steel-framed building, but this was changed ...

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Houtouwan - China’s Beautiful Ghost Village

Houtouwan is an abandoned fishing village on the northern side of Shengshan Island, one of the Shengsi Islands, a chain of 400 islands located 40 miles east of Shanghai, China. The village was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen among other residents, but was ...

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Mixing Hand-Weaving with Modern Art: Anni Albers

A long overdue recognition of Anni Albers' pivotal contribution to modern art and design, the first major exhibition of her work in the UK is now on display at London’s Tate Modern. As a female student at the radical Bauhaus art school, Albers was discouraged from ...

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The Underwater Museum of Art

The Underwater Museum of Art recently became the first permanent underwater sculpture garden in the United States. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, off of Walton County, Florida, the museum lies at a depth of approximately 60-feet and at a distance of .7-miles from the shore of Grayton Beach State Park. Each year, a juried selection of sculptural ...

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World’s Largest Airport Opening in Istanbul

The plainly named Istanbul New Airport is nearing completion and will become the world’s largest airport. Although its name lacks creativity, the airport’s awe-inspiring design makes up for it. The design team was led by London-based Grimshaw and also included the Norway-based Nordic Office of Architecture and London studio Haptic. This grand gateway ...

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The Grand Egyptian Museum

The design competition for The Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, Egypt was the second largest architectural competition in history. The organizers received 1557 entries from 82 countries and on June 2, 2003 Heneghan Peng Architects from Dublin, Ireland, was crowned the winner. 15 years later, the building is nearing completion ...

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The Colors of New York City

New York City’s colors were celebrated over the summer with a unique public installation, Manhattan Color Walk. From the buckets of lavender mums at the corner bodega to the forest green scaffolding covering a building under construction, the walk paid special homage to all the colors that make New York City unique. Each color in the striped ...

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