Philippe Starck appears to be something of a wunderkind in the design world -- many see his persona as a combination of the outrageous "bad boy" and the traditional French "je ne sais quoi." In fact, his foray into the world of design stems from somewhat dark, existential roots.
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Mario Botta apprenticed with acclaimed Modernist architect Louis I. Kahn before developing his own style of Neo-Realism -- a kind of Postmodern Classicism that invents its own orders. He ditches the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian forms of old for a layering of colors, textures, materials, and elements
With more than 600 executed buildings to his credit, Frank Lloyd Wright is regarded by many as the greatest architect of the twentieth century. In 1900, he began designing his celebrated and unprecedented prairie houses, which include the Robie House in Chicago (1909) and the Coonley House (1908) in
Without Arne Jacobsen, Danish design would be a small star on the design map rather than a prominent constellation and influential movement across the galaxy of art. With philosophical leanings parallel to those of the Arts & Crafts movement and Bauhaus, and with full faith in the concept of "total d