Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, like so many influential artists, cannot be easily classified. While he had a defining influence on modern architecture, and especially the evolution of the skyscraper, he was more interested in intensifying an individual's experience of a space than in using architecture as
The highly modern, reductive style associated with the Swiss design ethic owes its existence in large part to
Josef Muller-Brockmann, founder of the tri-lingual journal, "New Graphic Design." Strongly influenced by Contructivism, Muller-Brockmann is best known for his work with posters and signage. H
Robert Frank is among the most important living photographers, but to say this is to understate the self-evident. At the same time, it seems ironic to articulate the importance of an artist who is so indifferent to success and so suspicious of whatever is well regarded.
Frank's work chronicles th
The bleakest, filthiest junkhouse in the mansion of rock 'n' roll serves as a crash pad to the memory of this band, which romanticized every deadly vice and self-destructive habit known to man. Founded in the early 1960s by Lou Reed, an educated Jewish junkie, and the classical violist John Cale, the