Ralston Crawford’s visions of man and machine at the Nelson-Atkins

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

A pioneer of precisionist painting and geometric abstraction as well as a celebrated photographer, Ralston Crawford (1906–1978) was equally fascinated by mankind and the man-made. Both subjects—and a link between Crawford’s artistic practices—are explored in the exhibition Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The Bixby House

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, January/February 2012 | Largely unheralded, this Kansas City masterwork of modernism deserves its place in the pantheon of great American houses. Fig. 1. View of the entrance hall from the main stair in a 1937 photograph by R. B. Churchill. Ex­cept as noted, the photographs and renderings illus­trated are in the Kem Weber Archive, Architecture and …