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February 2009

  • Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus

    Tel Aviv—The rise of the new city of Tel Aviv and the Bauhaus school in Germany was an extraordinary confluence of events in the early years of the 20th century. Jews fleeing Europe seeking a new start and break from the past underpinned by a socialistic fervor. A Read More >

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    February 23, 2009

  • Lost: Charles Goodman’s 1957 Muriel Ferris House


    When I first wrote about Charles Goodman’s 1957 Muriel Ferris House, I feared it would be torn down. A small MCM home on nearly 1.7 acres in an exclusive neighborhood in McLean. I can now report that the flat-roof house has been destroyed, as you can see Read More >

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    February 7, 2009

  • Lautman Reflects on Career, Goodman

    Robert C. Lautman, Washington’s dean of architectural photography who chronicled the work of local modern architects such as Charles Goodman, Hugh Newell Jacobsen and Arthur Keyes, reflected on his career last night at the National Building Museum. Still working after 60 years, Lautman discussed the joy his continuing career has Read More >

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    February 4, 2009

  • With Economy Down, Time to Invest in Vintage

    The radio program Marketplace had a nice piece on Friday on how buying vintage furniture is a smart investment when the economy and markets are facing difficult times. With that in mind, make sure to check out the latest mid-century modern finds from Modern Capital sponsors Home Anthology, Read More >

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    February 1, 2009