One summer, before the earthquake-tsunami-nuclear crisis, I think I saw Japan. I traveled the country on a motorcoach with 30 other Americans, mostly art students and their spouses and children. We were an odd mix…
PHOTO: Japanese Sculptures / Pzhere, CC 2.0.
So many stories surround Taos, New Mexico, I felt a bit trembly when Highway 518 emerged from the evergreen Carson National forest and looped down into the remote New Mexico valley. According to legend, people who enter Taos are destined to remain there forever…
Shown Above: Organ Mountains Desert Peaks, New Mexico. Photo by Lisa Phillips, Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces District Rangeland Management via Wikimedia
The best modern architecture in London is temporary. Every summer since 2000, Serpentine Gallery has commissioned world-famous architects to design pavilions on the grounds near the Gallery building. At the end of the season, patrons can purchase the structures for their own use.
You can explore these temporary structures every summer at Serpentine Gallery—for free.
Join us for a year-by-year photo tour of all the Serpentine Gallery pavilions >>
In 2006, architect Jean Nouvel used color to dramatize the diverse collection housed in the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, France. He also played architectural tricks with glass walls, shifting ceiling heights, spiral staircases, and concealed lights.
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