Small-town US: Bentonville, North-West Arkansas

As the article's title mentions, Bentonville is a city located in the north-western part of the state of Arkansas. It attracts the attention of the visitor with its small, red-brick buildings, accessorised with black awnings. Brick is a common construction material in the area due to the existence of red clay in the county that…

Architecture by E.Fay Jones and Frank Lloyd Wright in North West Arkansas

Euine Fay Jones (1921-2004), a native of Pine Bluff (South-East Arkansas) and the first dean of the Architecture Department at Arkansas University, was one of the most known apprentices of Frank Lloyd Wright, the American modernist architect who established what was later known as the prairie school of design. Prairie School was the Northern American…

Stone houses and Craftsman Style Houses in Fayetteville (North-West Arkansas)

Arts and Crafts was an architectural movement in Great Britain born in the second half of the nineteenth century as an opposition to the overwhelming effects of the industrial age on society. The supporters of Arts and Crafts cultivated the simple, hand-made forms whose originality they sought in folk or historical (e.g. medieval) motifs. The…

A Few Instances of Mainstream Modernism in Fayetteville (North-West Arkansas)

Few lines will surely not do justice to the topic of modernism in Fayetteville, North-West Arkansas, the place that hosts an excellent design department of Arkansas University, as well as cherishes a sound memory of the creations of E. Fay Jones, one of the most distinguished students of Frank Lloyd Wright the father of American modernism.…

Dutch Colonial Revival Style in Fayetteville, North-West Arkansas

The Dutch communities from the Low Countries and the Palatinate parts of current Germany who emigrated to the United States in the eighteenth century (e.g. in New York, New Jersey, Western Connecticut) brought with them this architectural style. An eye-catcher due to its symmetrical two-sided roofs, extended eaves over the long sides that give the…

Street Art in Fayetteville, North Western Arkansas, USA

Street art, public art, as it has been coined lately, is a concept that undoubtedly inherited the view of the early twentieth century Avant-garde artists according to which the place of art is not necessarily in a museum, and the physical form of art is not necessarily the canvass or the brush. The example of…

Modernist Private Collection Goes Public for the First Time (Heidi Göess Horten Collection in Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria)

This year, from mid-February to late August, the Leopold Museum, located in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, hosted an exhibition consisting of 170 paintings, sculptures and installations that belong to the private collection of Heidi Göess Horten (https://hortencollection.com/collection/). The exhibition, suggestively named WOW! and curated by Agnes Husslein-Arco, is but a sample of the 500 art pieces detained…

Few Observations on Modernism in Central Europe

In the modern age, in the time of the great urban changes involving communicational, hygienic, as well as residential infrastructure all over Europe-from London to Istanbul, the gap of several decades notwithstanding, the cities changed their structure in a radical manner, attempting this way to break with the outlook of the narrow streets, of unaesthetic…