Posted 07/25/11

The Man Who Could Do Everything: Louis C. Tiffany at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum

Like Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan, who decreed the building of a stately pleasure dome on "twice five miles of fertile ground/With walls and towers...

Posted 07/21/11

Fortunate Son: Reading the memoirs of Albert Sack

"I was a good student up through 6th grade but then my priorities became play, friends, and girls. Mother kept a beautiful home. Dad was prosperous in carving out his career which interested me not at all."

Posted 07/21/11

Living With Antiques: The Kentucky collection of Sharon and Mack Cox

Pull back from the Kentucky myth and look around Mack and Sharon Cox's house, and a world of Kentucky decorative arts unfolds that is both cultivated and uniquely Kentucky.

Posted 07/19/11

American Revivalism: This country’s love affair with the colonial revival

In a wide ranging exhibition the Museum of the City of New York captures this country's long love affair with the colonial revival style...

Posted 07/18/11

Not Just Folk: Josyane and Robert Young at home in London

 The brick exterior of the house appears virtually identical to others on its street and to much of the neighborhood of Wandsworth in southwest London. Built in the 1840s by a philanthropic charity as part of a subsidized housing project for uniformed workers (mostly from the nearby railway but also policemen and soldiers), its conformity to the rows that surround it ends at the front door.