Your search for "Martin Filler" returned 15 entries.


Posted 10/08/13

For the love of architecture

Call it cultural vandalism: The case against the Museum of Modern Art's plan to raze the former building of the American Folk Art Museum designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien and completed in 2001.


Posted 05/09/12

At home in modernism: The John C. Waddell collection of American design

The art of today must be created today," the designer and author Paul T. Frankl wrote in 1928. "It must express the life about us. It must reflect the main characteristics and earmarks of our own complex civilization."1 Over the past four decades, collector John C. Waddell has explored the idea behind Frankl's words.  


Posted 04/11/12

Upscale Downsized

Downsizing-a midlife rite of passage common to those whose offspring have grown up and moved out-is not a contingency that his friends would have ever dreamed possible of the abundance-loving Paul F. Walter, the New York connoisseur renowned for the scale and quality of his pathbreaking collections, which have run the gamut from Indian miniature paintings and early photography to nineteenth-century British decorative arts and African tribal pottery. Walter is one of those exceptional aesthetic bellwethers who has had far-reaching effects not only on the formation of contemporary taste, but also on the direction of art markets.    


Posted 08/10/09

Folk art: Modern design's secret pleasure

August 2009 | Many of the greatest figures in modernist design and architecture were deeply engaged with folk art, on levels ranging from the respectful and intellectual to the avidly celebratory.


PUBLISHED 05/08/09

Renovation and Refinement


Posted 05/08/09

The American Wing gets ready to soar

May 2009 | Emerging from a much-needed remake, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American decorative arts galleries and period rooms shine as never before and reflect their ascendance in the museum’s cultural hierarchy


Posted 04/09/09

Indiana Modern

April 2009 | The fate of the landmark Miller House in Columbus, Indiana, a legendary collaboration of three mid-century American masters—Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley—hangs in the balance as the Indianapolis Museum of Art campaigns to preserve this unsurpassed synthesis of high modernist design.


Posted 03/17/09

Tiffany window in Pittsfield church illuminates White House commission

In response to our March article about Louis Comfort Tiffany's White House renovations, Red, white, and Tiffany blue by Martin Filler, we received a tip from a reader, Martin C. Langeveld, a historian at the First Church of Christ in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.


Posted 03/06/09


Chester Alan Arthur possessed a magnificent sense of aesthetic style and taste and undertook three months of renovations and redecoration at the White House. As chronicled by Martin Filler in this issue, he selected for the task Louis Comfort Tiffany, who was just beginning to create a reputation for daring approaches to decorative design.


Posted 03/05/09

Red, white, and Tiffany blue

March 2009 | The White House may be the most redecorated residence in the country, but none of its many incarnations can compare with the opulent 1882 makeover President Chester Alan Arthur commissioned from Louis Comfort Tiffany. A new series of oil paintings, published here for the first time, recaptures the brilliance of those vanished rooms.