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US Modernist Radio - Architecture You Love

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Join host George Smart as the USModernist Radio crew talks and laughs with people who enjoy, own, create, dream about, preserve, love, and hate Modernist architecture, the most exciting and controversial buildings in the world.

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#120/DWELL: Editor William Hanley

November 18th, 2019

35:32

Any fan of Modernism has DWELL Magazine somewhere in their house.  It’s a venerable but relatively recent publication, started in 2000 by Lara Hedberg Deam in San Francisco.  She’s still the owner, and like a winning …

#119/Living in Philip Johnson with Cristina Ross and Inger Stringfellow

November 11th, 2019

38:30

In the lovely town of New Canaan CT, from the 1940s through the 1990s, no one was more influential than architect Philip Johnson. His internationally-famous Glass House celebrated its 70th anniversary recently with a …

#118/The Last Frank Lloyd Wright Client: Roland Reisley

November 4th, 2019

40:00

Frank Lloyd Wright, now 60 years after his death, remains the most well-known architect in America, perhaps the world.  Notorious for his ego, which …

#117/Serial Modernist: Lord Peter Palumbo

October 21st, 2019

43:51

Lord Peter Palumbo is a developer, art collector, car collector, wine collector, architecture collector and Conservative life peer based in the UK. …

#116/John Lautner A-Z: Tycho Saariste + Jan-Richard Kikkert

October 7th, 2019

46:40

Architect John Lautner of Los Angeles was incredibly ahead of his time. Over 50 years, Lautner blurred the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces, between nature and architecture.  He carried out 144 of his …

#115/The Ferris Bueller House: Meghann Salamasick

September 23rd, 2019

39:25

One of the best 80s films is, the envelope please, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Here's the plot: near the end of the school year, high school senior …

#114/Architecture Photographer Ezra Stoller: Pierluigi Serraino + Erica Stoller

September 9th, 2019

40:56

Returning podcast guest Pierluigi Serraino is an architect and author whose book Modernism Rediscovered contributed to the huge re-emergence of interest in the architecture we all know and love.  He has written books on …

#113/Modernism is Bad, Really Bad: Professor James Stevens Curl

August 26th, 2019

47:48

A graduate in Architecture from Oxford, Professor James Stevens Curl is known for scholarship, penetrating criticisms, lucidity of style, and holding …

#112/Design Podcasters Stephen Chung + Donna Sink

August 19th, 2019

41:39

Over the last few year, we’ve been checking out design and architecture podcasts from around America.  We've had Frances Anderton of DnA, Debbie Millman of Design Matters, Josh Cooperman of Convo by Design, and David …

#111/Modernism's Three Amigos: Architects Tom Kundig + Frank Harmon + Marlon Blackwell

August 12th, 2019

46:11

    New on USModernist Radio - Three Amigos: Tom Kundig, Frank Harmon, and Marlon Blackwell.  Not only are they the best of friends but they are award-winning rockstars of Modernist residential architecture.   Tom …

#110/Modernism Week Wrapup: Paul Rudolph at 100 with Christopher Wilson + Dick Burkett

August 5th, 2019

28:02

Today we wrap up coverage of Modernism Week 2019 by honoring architect Paul Rudolph. 2018 was the 100th anniversary of architect Paul Rudolph's birth …

#109/Not a Modernist: Justin Shubow of the National Civic Art Society

July 29th, 2019

48:40

Today we welcome back Justin Shubow, President of the National Civic Art Society, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the classical tradition in public art and architecture. President Trump appointed him in 2018 to …

#108/Modernism Week Documentaries: Dion Neutra + Devon Chivvis

July 22nd, 2019

49:21

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February. It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry. Host George …

#107/New York's Josh Ramus

July 15th, 2019

49:09

In an interview recorded at REX in Brooklyn, New York, George Smart sat down with architect Josh Ramus. The Huffington Post named him one of the five greatest architects under 50. Wallpaper Magazine described him as one …

#106/Modernism Week Celebrity: Alan Hess + Michael Stern + Lindsay Blake

July 8th, 2019

46:23

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February. It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry. Host George …

#105/Minoru Yamazaki, Forgotten Architect of the Twin Towers: Author Dale Gyure

July 1st, 2019

57:05

Despite enormous success, architect Minoru Yamasaki’s reputation declined in the 1970's with the negative public reception of the World Trade Center …

#104/Modernism Week Photography: Emily Bills + Pierluigi Serraino, plus Andrew Pielage

June 24th, 2019

45:09

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George …

#103/Children Of Genius: Charlee Deaton + Musical Guests the Luca Colonna Trio

June 17th, 2019

35:21

If you’ve been listening closely, you know our special series called Children of Genius, featuring Susan Saarinen, daughter of Eero Saarinen, Raymond Neutra, son of Richard Neutra, Emily Ain, daughter of Gregory Ain, …

#102/Modernism Week Design: Joel Turkel + Anthony Poon + Jacques Caussin

June 10th, 2019

1:04:07

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George …

#101/Debbie Millman, Host of Design Matters

June 3rd, 2019

50:35

Debbie Millman is the founder and host of the pioneering, award-winning, long-running, and successful podcast, Design Matters. Going into her 14th …

#100/Modernism Week Books: Authors Melissa Riche and Adele Cygelman

May 27th, 2019

39:39

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George …

#99/Chef and The Farmer: Vivian Howard + Ben Knight + Co-host Rebekah Laney

May 20th, 2019

48:53

Kinston is about as typical Eastern North Carolina as you can get.  They have lots of barbeque, a minor league baseball team that’s pretty …

#98/Modernism Week Music! With AJ Lambert + The Gand Band

May 13th, 2019

50:05

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George …

#97/Midnight Charrette: Marina Bourderonnet + David Lee

May 6th, 2019

45:16

Over the last few months, we’ve been checking out fellow design and architecture podcasts from around America.  We've had Frances Anderton of DnA and Josh Cooperman of Convo by Design – and today we’re excited to …

#96/Modernism Week 2019: Christine Madrid French + Amy Jarvis + Ken Topper

April 29th, 2019

41:21

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George …

#95/Phillip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House: Author Mark Lamster

April 22nd, 2019

50:37

Architect Philip Johnson’s father invested 100 years ago in ALCOA, the huge aluminum company, which Johnson a millionaire in his '20s. Before he became an architect, however, Johnson organized a landmark exhibition on …

#94/Modernism Week 2019: Annalisa Capurro + Peter Moruzzi + Chris Mobley

April 15th, 2019

54:17

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George …

#93/Modernist House Museums: The VDL House and The Glass House

April 8th, 2019

40:44

Today host George Smart and special guest cohost Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell dives into two Modernist house museums by internationally famous architects: Richard Neutra’s VDL house in LA and Philip Johnson’s Glass …

#92/Modernism Week 2019: Remembering Craig Ellwood with Erin Ellwood, Jim Tyler, Barton Jahncke, Maria Demopoulos

April 1st, 2019

32:01

Palm Springs has a huge architecture event called Modernism Week every February.  It’s a fascinating array of architecture, lectures, parties, tours, exhibits, and the occasional plastic surgery gone awry.  Host George …

#91/AIA New York Cocktails + Conversation / The Martini Whisperer

March 25th, 2019

54:16

New York City architects Abby Suckle and William Singer are the authors of Cocktails and Conversations: Dialogues in Architectural Design.  AIA New York’s Center for Architecture has a great Friday night format:  invite …

#90/Modernism Week 2019: Architect Moshe Safdie

March 18th, 2019

25:10

Today we kick off Modernism Week coverage with internationally known architect Moshe (mo-shay) Safdie. He’s been famous for over 50 years for many brilliant buildings; first as architect for Habitat 67 in Montreal, in …

#89/Los Angeles: Architect Barbara Bestor

March 11th, 2019

48:17

USModernist has documented thousands of mid-century modernist houses, especially in Los Angeles.  One name that kept popping up when those mid-century moderns needed renovation is Los Angeles architect Barbara …

#88/My Grandfather, Mies: Dirk Lohan

February 25th, 2019

47:39

Most people refer to architect Mies van der Rohe as Mies, which puts him into that rare club of people known by their first names, like Cher or Sting …

#87/FLW's David Wright House in Phoenix: Victor Sidy + Alison King

February 11th, 2019

48:13

Architect Victor Sidy was Dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin with campuses in Scottsdale, Arizona and Spring Green, …

#86/Phoenix Modern: Will Bruder

January 28th, 2019

55:51

USModernist took 25 fans of the podcast to tour Phoenix, Arizona last November. Phoenix is the home of the Chimichanga, which Tucson disputes, but more importantly for us, the city is home to some really great Modernist …

#85/Cape Cod Modern: Peter McMahon

January 21st, 2019

41:03

Ah, Cape Cod, the arm-shaped stretch of Massachusetts where Boston goes in the summer.  The sun.  The ocean.  The traffic.  The clam chowder.  The summer theatre productions.  And best of all, except for perhaps the …

#84/Architecture + Design Film Festival 2: Gehry Piano Frey with Guilfoyle Clemence Hess

January 7th, 2019

59:18

Every fall, the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) premieres the best new documentaries of the year. Host George Smart was on the scene talking with the people behind the new movies.

Ultan Guilfoyle’s …

#83/Modernist Realtor Preservationists: Martie Lieberman + Chris Menrad

December 31st, 2018

41:35

We love realtors, and we also know many who would rather tear mid-century Modernist houses down than find new caring owners. That's ok, because there …

#82/Watergate, the Building: Joseph Rodota

December 24th, 2018

50:30

Watergate has come to mean scandal, usually but not always, political. The gate part is used as a suffix for other scandals in everything from sports …

#81/Louis Kahn's FDR Four Freedoms Memorial: Paul Broches

December 17th, 2018

1:04:50

Louis Kahn was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic architects of the 20th century.  He died in 1974. There’s an stirring and brilliant documentary about his life, filmed by his son, called My Architect.  Kahn taught …

#80/NY Architecture + Design Film Festival 1: Curbed's Kelsey Keith + Mmuseumm + Canada's Greg Durrell

December 10th, 2018

1:08:51

Every fall, the New York Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) premieres the best new documentaries of the year. Kelsey Keith, the Editor-in-Chief of Curbed, was on the ADFF discussion panel for Enough White …

#79/Lautner: Helena Arahuete + Robin Poirier

December 3rd, 2018

40:08

California architect John Lautner, who died in 1994, was a genius of architecture who inspired generations of fans. His houses are among the most famous ever built - because you've seen them in so may movies: …

#78/Hip-Hop Architecture: Sekou Cooke

November 26th, 2018

1:02:03

Sekou Cooke is a Jamaican-born architect with degrees from Cornell and Harvard who is a assistant professor of Architecture at Syracuse. He is a …

#77/Michigan Modern: Michael Dow + Susan Bandes + Brian Conway with Musical Guests The Mac McLaughlin Group

November 12th, 2018

59:44

Michigan, that fine state shaped like your hand, is a hotbed of amazing Modernism.  Today George Smart and co-host Bob Langford chat with three knowledgeable guests about Michigan Modern. 

Michael Dow is President of …

#76/Frances Anderton of DnA

October 29th, 2018

39:05

Not only did Tom resupply the Cheetos and those delicious Delta airlines cookies today but we have the privilege of talking with podcast host Frances Anderton. 

If you live in LA, you’re heard her since 2002 every …

#75/Josh Cooperman, Host of Convo by Design

October 15th, 2018

47:01

We're checking out other design podcasts around the country and this week it's the host of the design podcast Convo By Design, Josh Cooperman.  Josh is a speaker, writer, publisher, host, brand manager and product …

#74/Modernism East and West: Heather Papinchak + Laura Massino

October 1st, 2018

36:19

Laura Massino is LA's premier architecture tour guide and the prolific author of a series called Architecture Tours LA Guidebooks, which includes the …

#73/Sarasota Modernism: Lorrie Muldowney + Harold Bubil

September 17th, 2018

47:03

With training in historic Preservation, Architecture, and Urban Planning, Lorrie Muldowney is President of Creative Preservation and has lived in …

#72/Archispeak: Tom Dyckhoff

September 3rd, 2018

46:14

Tom Dyckhoff is one of Britain’s best-known commentators on architecture and urbanism, with many radio, television, and documentaries to his credit. He is the presenter of The Great Interior Design Challenge and the …

#71/X-Files: Pierluigi Serraino w/Guest Co-Host Kate Wagner

August 20th, 2018

48:10

Today USModernist Radio welcomes guest co-host Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell along with author of the book The Creative Architect, Pierluigi …

#70/Saving Spaces: Chris Grimley + Natascha Drabbe w/Guest Co-Host Kate Wagner

August 6th, 2018

41:24

Today USModernist Radio welcomes guest co-host Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell along with two people working to keep Modernism alive and well - brutalist documentarian Chris Grimley and the founder of iconichouses.org, …

#69/The Man, the Myth, the Designer Craig Ellwood: Michael Boyd

July 23rd, 2018

41:21

Craig Ellwood was not a licensed architect but to his Los Angeles design clients he was a true design genius, and he could sell, too.  Derided by …

#68/Modernist Travel: Sam Lubell

July 9th, 2018

41:19

Anyone listening to USModernist has gotten in a car, or a plane, to pilgrimage to some amazing building.  In fact, tt's a sure sign you're a Modernist fan if you go to a city just for the architecture.  Sam Lubell is an …

#67/Modernism Week Wrapup with Lisa Vossler Smith, Jacques Caussin + William Kopelk

July 2nd, 2018

50:46

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week, a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#66/The Food Show: Chefs Ben Shewry + Scott Crawford, Architect Louis Cherry

June 25th, 2018

43:01

Modernist fans tend to be foodies - or it is the other way around?  USModernist Radio's biggest fan in Melbourne, Australia is Chef Ben Shewry.  He’s been featured in many publications, including the New York Times as …

#65/Modernism Week 7: SFMOMA's Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher plus Christiane Robbins + Katherine Lambert

June 18th, 2018

36:17

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week.  It’s a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#64/Serial Modernist: Michael LaFetra + Musical Guests Lulu and the Lounge Lizards

June 11th, 2018

50:13

People who like Modernism show it in various ways. They buy the books, they watch the documentaries, they get a few pieces of furniture, they may visit the work of a few famous architects.  Sometimes they build or buy a …

#63/Modernism Week 6: Landscape Design with Nate Cormier + Michelle Delk

June 4th, 2018

39:06

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week.  It’s a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#62/Modernism Week 5: Cory Buckner + Leo Zahn

May 28th, 2018

34:18

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week.  It’s a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#61/Massive Modernism: LA Architect Paul McClean + Musical Guest Rebecca and the Hi-Tones

May 21st, 2018

42:56

Architect Paul McClean grew up Ireland, thinking of houses and getting in trouble for drawing them in high school.  He graduated from the Dublin …

#60/Modernism Week 4: Denver/Adrian Kinney + Indiana/Marsh Davis

May 14th, 2018

37:41

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week.  It’s a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#59/Henry Kamphoefner: Abie Harris, Roger Clark, Ben Taylor + Jerzy Główczewski

April 30th, 2018

37:10

In 1948, most US universities were slow to embrace the growing Modernist movement.  Then NC State University brought in a brilliant Dean from Oklahoma who went all-in on Modernism.  Within two years, Frank Lloyd Wright …

#58/Modernism Week 3: Neutra's Kaufmann House/Brent Harris + Architect Hugh Kaptur

April 23rd, 2018

53:17

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week.  It’s a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#57/Cassilhaus: Ellen Cassilly + Frank Konhaus

April 16th, 2018

43:33

Architect Ellen Cassilly worked in Paris with Christian DePortzamarc, who you’ll recall was a winner of the Pritzker Prize, and Arata Isozaki in …

#56/Modernism Week 2: Annalisa Capurro + Alan Hess

April 9th, 2018

38:58

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week.  It’s a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#55/Shooting Modern: Matt Griffith, Jim Sink + Harry Wolf

April 2nd, 2018

38:52

In this digital age, everyone’s taking photos, billions of them, primarily with their phones.  We talk today about architectural photography, and how both digital and social changes in photography affect decisions about …

#54/Modernism Week 1: Atomic Ranch Editor Sarah Jane Stone + IAmNotAStalker, Lindsay Blake

March 26th, 2018

44:38

USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs each February for the incredibly popular Modernism Week.  It’s a fascinating array of sunshine, architecture, …

#53/Richard Neutra: Raymond Neutra + Barbara Lamprecht

March 19th, 2018

46:17

Richard Neutra was one of the world’s most important architects, and today his work is even more popular.  Neutra designed more than 300 amazing …

#52/Children of Genius 2: Emily Ain + Randy Koenig

March 12th, 2018

35:16

Gregory Ain was inspired to become an architect after visiting Rudolf Schindler's King’s Road house. He worked for Richard Neutra as well as Harwell …

#51/Hiring Calatrava: Johnny Örbäck + Sweden's Turning Torso

March 5th, 2018

34:20

Johnny Örbäck was about 47 when he had a fantastic idea.  It was 1999, and as Managing Director of a public housing agency in Malmo, Sweden, he decided to commission the world’s most unique housing project from …

#50/NY Architecture and Design Film Festival 3: Sarah Howitt + Thatcher Bean

February 26th, 2018

32:47

Covering topics from England to the Congo, today’s show features host George Smart and the stars, producers, and creators of the latest architecture documentaries, recorded in New York at the Architecture and Design …

#49/Playboy, Just for the Articles: Beatriz Colomina + Sandra Costa

February 19th, 2018

40:23

Hugh Hefner passed away last year after decades at the helm of Playboy magazine, the first mainstream magazine featuring nude centerfolds that …

#48/Preserving Seattle Modern: Eugenia Woo

February 12th, 2018

35:21

Seattle has coffee, and rain, and Amazon, and amazing Tom Kundig houses.  It also has our guest today, Eugenia Woo, one of Seattle’s top advocates for Modernist historic preservation. She is the director of preservation …

#47/NY Architecture and Design Film Festival 2: The Gamble House + Albert Ledner

February 5th, 2018

26:57

From the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City, held late last year, host George Smart's first guests are Ted Bosley and Lori Korngeibel talking about the Gamble House in Pasadena, America’s most famous …

#46/Sarasota: Tammy Hauser + The Center for Architecture Sarasota

January 29th, 2018

31:47

Tammy Hauser is Executive Director for the Center for Architecture Sarasota, a nexus for midcentury Modernist houses.  She's the CEO of Blue Sky …

#45/NY Architecture and Design Film Festival 1: Mina Chow + Bruce Inglis

January 22nd, 2018

40:43

You may recall that a few months ago, host George Smart interviewed Kyle Bergman, director of the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York City.  Today’s special bonus edition features George and the stars, …

#44/Hawai'i Modern: Dean Sakamoto + Brad Dunning

January 15th, 2018

39:13

Hawai'i is full of Modernist architecture!  Today we talk with Dean Sakamoto who lives and works in both Hawai'i and Connecticut. He worked with the …

#43/Iconic Houses: Fallingwater + The Stahl House

January 8th, 2018

45:07

There are certain Modernist houses that just can’t be captured in a photo, a video, or even a 3D rendering. For example, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania is considered Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest residential work.  It …

#42/Death of a Master Plan: Lewis Clarke + Erin Sterling Lewis

December 25th, 2017

51:19

After WWII, states looked at their aging capitol buildings and considered sweeping new plans to bring technology, commerce, government, and even the …

#41/Australian Modern: Tim Ross

December 11th, 2017

41:43

Australian comedian Tim “Rosso” Ross has starred in countless Australian radio and TV series.  He’s a writer for Men’s Style Australia, Rolling Stone …

#40/Lautner's Big Lebowski: The Sheats-Goldstein House with Roberta Leighton

November 27th, 2017

39:49

Roberta Leighton "runs the place" for owner Jim Goldstein at the Sheats Goldstein house in Los Angeles, designed by John Lautner. She manages …

#39/Edward Durell Stone: Hicks Stone + Bernie Reeves

November 13th, 2017

39:09

Architect Edward Durell Stone like many of his generation fell in love with Modernism. His first independent commission was a 1933 Modernist house for Richard Mandel, which led to many other prominent commissions …

#38/Starchitecture: The UK's Stephen Bayley

October 30th, 2017

41:59

Design guru and critic Stephen Bayley came to prominence in the 1980's curating the Boilerhouse Project at the Victoria and Albert Museum and later created London’s Design Museum.  In the 1990’s he was briefly the …

#37/Design Documentaries: Jake Gorst, Kyle Bergman and Peter Lamb & The Wolves

October 16th, 2017

1:00:38

Emmy-winning filmmaker Jake Gorst is the Steven Spielberg of design documentaries, capturing mid-century modern architecture in at least 12 films on modern design, including a great series on Palm Springs architects …

#36/LA's Schindler: Mary Schindler + Guillaume Schindler

October 2nd, 2017

57:10

Rudolph Michael Schindler, who went by Michael, was one of the most important Modernist architects of the 20th century, yet he is largely unknown to …

#35/Scale: Thomas Bena + Mollie Doyle

September 18th, 2017

35:14

What makes a house too big?  And is it really anyone’s business other than the owner?  We talk with Thomas Bena and Mollie Doyle, stars and creators …

#34/Fire Island: Chris Rawlins + Harry Bates

September 4th, 2017

56:25

Fire Island, just 50 miles from New York City, was one of the few gathering places in the 1950’s where gay people could feel safe in a world that …

#33/Urban Planning: Allison Arieff

August 21st, 2017

40:18

Ever wondered how the famed children's book Knuffle Bunny intersects with thoughtful urban planning?  Probably not. However, today's guest is …

#32/ModMonuments: Joshua David and Matthew Silva

August 7th, 2017

1:01:17

One of the problems with preserving futuristic-looking Modernist buildings is that they just don’t look that old.  They aren’t universally loved, in …

#31/London: Alison Brooks

July 24th, 2017

29:00

Host George Smart reports from the USModernist trip to London last May.  He visits architect Alison Brooks who has won the triple crown of the UK's most prestigious awards for architecture: the RIBA Stirling Prize, the …

#30/Modernism Week 5: Australia's Harry Seidler, featuring Penelope Seidler, Polly Seidler, and Daryl Dellora

July 10th, 2017

26:35

Host George Smart reports from February's Modernism Week in Palm Springs, the center for all things Mid-Century Modernist!  He spoke poolside from …

#29/Eric Lloyd Wright

June 26th, 2017

35:56

June is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright, the most famous architect in the world, still showing off 58 years after his death. Few architects have come close to Wright's arrogance, his brilliance, …

#28/Modernism Week 4: Indiana! With Todd Zeiger / Jennifer Sandy / Marsh Davis

June 12th, 2017

24:28

Host George Smart reports from February's Modernism Week in Palm Springs, ground zero for all things Mid-Century Modernist!  He spoke poolside from …

#27/McMansions: Kate Wagner

May 29th, 2017

43:11

Kate Wagner created the riotously popular blog McMansionhell.com where she tears into the impractically large, ridiculously constructed, and often …

#26/Modernism Week 3: Annalisa Capurro & Brooke Hodge / Mark Davis & Aluminaire

May 15th, 2017

41:46

Host George Smart reports from February's Modernism Week in Palm Springs, the Mecca for all things Mid-Century Modernist!  He spoke poolside from the …

#25/HouseTrackers: Jan-Richard Kikkert & Paul Moore

May 1st, 2017

36:23

A lot of Modernist houses you love from the 1950's and 1960's are going the way of unfortunate "renovations" or the bulldozer, largely because few …

#24/Modernism Week 2: Bill Earls & Devon Chivvis / Bert Simonis

April 17th, 2017

35:47

Host George Smart reports from February's Modernism Week in Palm Springs, the Mecca for all things Mid-Century Modernist!  He spoke poolside from the …

#23/Reviving Modern: Michael Miner & Liz Waytkus

April 3rd, 2017

34:59

Today we explore two different approaches to reviving Modernist buildings: preserving them or building them from scratch!

Michael Miner is a documentary filmmaker who since 2002 has devoted his career entirely to the …

#22/Modernism Week: Alan Hess & Janice Lyle

March 20th, 2017

40:20

Host George Smart reports from February's Modernism Week in Palm Springs, the Mecca for all things Modernist!  He spoke poolside from the Hotel …

#21/Evil Lairs - Adele Cygelman & Christine Madrid French

March 6th, 2017

31:09

If you’ve seen a thriller like North By Northwest or Diamonds are Forever (or many others since) you may have noticed that the bad guy has impeccable taste.  The classic villain has custom-tailored suits (or dresses, …

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