Gustav Stickley was born in Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1858 and began to train with his father in stonemasonry and woodworking at the age of 12. At 18 he became an apprentice in his uncle's Pennsylvania factory, where he produced chairs and caned seats. He and two of his brothers, all educated in the fam
With Madeleine Vionnet, modern style and elegance stepped onstage. The 'Queen of the Bias Cut,' she replaced the upholstered look of bustles and petticoats with flowing lines and draped fabrics. She liberated women from the torture and constraint of the corset; she allowed them to breathe, to move gr
Brunelleschi believed the secret to good architecture lay in creating "the right proportions." The most revolutionary of the Florentine architects, he transformed the face of the Medieval town with the
harmonious, bold, and refreshing structures of the early Renaissance. He was an innovator who com
The architecture of Herzog and de Meuron resides at the intersection of fine art and efficient function. The architects maintain close ties to contemporary conceptual art movements, but they also embrace the limitations imposed on them by the requirements of use.
They begin, in fact, with limitat