Architecture & Design
For centuries Italy has exuded a mythical aura: in no other country do antiquity and modernity, history, art, landscape, and the graceful art of living seem to merge and coexist with such simple elegance as in this land steeped in over two millennia of cultural heritage.
Sky and sea are the trompe l'oeil painter's favorite motifs for contemporary interiors.
From a countryside panorama in a windowless room to a faux mosaic wall, an intricately painted Oriental carpet to a soaring cathedral dome in a single-story room, Trompe l’oeil painting offers an art form ideal for contemporary interiors, adding color and aesthetic atmosphere and responding to specific architectural needs and situations.
A horticultural escape and guided tour through all the best- and little-known gardens in New York City’s five boroughs.
A treasure trove of ideas and encouragement for architects looking for alternatives to the severity of modernism and graceless postmodernism.