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Farnsworth House

Happy Birthday, Mies van der Rohe!

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

Happy birthday to one of the principal shapers of our modern world, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Along with other post-World War I architects, such a...

On the Waterfront

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.11.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It took nine months before Michael McCarthy and Marcia Myers fully realized what they'd actually purchased in Harbor Springs, Michigan. "We saw this w...

Now is a Good Time to Visit (and Rescue!) the Most Stunningly Beautiful Modernist House in Illinois

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Structure is the essence of architecture, good architecture is based on nature, and here it is beautifully abstracted. Autumn is a good time to see-- and save-- the Farnsworth House.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Be A Modern Architect . . .

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is still flooded and they're desperately seeking funds to restore and reopen this masterpiece.

Farnsworth House: Saving A Masterpiece

The Skyline | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What to do with Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, the lovely one-story pavilion of steel and glass that the neighboring--but not very neighborly--...

Flood Waters Start To Recede: What Now?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DES PLAINES (AP) - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has declared seven Illinois counties state disaster areas. The governor visited an American Red Cross shelter...