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Koolhaas: Prada Tower explores effect of space on art

Apr. 18, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas says his nine-story tower for the Prada Foundation in Milan is meant to reveal the interaction between art and architecture. The white concrete Prada Tower, which is being inaugurated during Milan's Design Week, completes the foundation's contemporary art space. It...

Arts academy condemns conduct of some members

Apr. 10, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Academy of Arts and Letters condemned the "abhorrent" conduct of members facing sexual harassment allegations, but declined to take further action. Authors Sherman Alexie and Garrison Keillor and architect Richard Meier are among the academy members who have been criticized,...

Memorial to striking Memphis sanitation workers opens

Apr. 5, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A memorial honoring sanitation workers who led a strike that brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968 is now open. Sanitation workers, city leaders and the architects who designed the I Am A Man plaza gathered at the Clayborn Temple on Thursday to dedicate the new...

Emily Nemens is new Paris Review editor

Apr. 5, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Paris Review has chosen a new editor, Emily Nemens, currently the co-editor of The Southern Review. Nemens succeeds Lorin Stein, who resigned last December amid allegations of sexual harassment. She had co-edited The Southern Review, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since 2013. She has...

Squeezing the most out of small outdoor spaces

Apr. 3, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

As herb and vegetable gardens, composting and other aspects of green living become more popular, many people with limited outdoor space are looking for ways to squeeze the most out of it. "A client in a modern high-rise in downtown Chicago did not have a typical garden per se, but did have a large outdoor balcony...

Architectural Digest Show: calm, cool and collected decor

Mar. 27, 2018 7:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This month's Architectural Digest Design Show offered winter-weary attendees a breath of fresh air with many design ideas that were calm, cool and collected. Some highlights: ___ CALM Brooklyn textile design firm Eskayel put founder Shanan Campanaro's painterly watercolors of Moroccan...

Correction: Obit-Jose Antonio Abreu story

Mar. 25, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a story March 24 about the death of Venezuelan musical educator Jose Antonio Abreu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Abreu was 79 at the time of his death. He was 78. A corrected version of the story is below Creator of Venezuelan youth orchestras Abreu dead at 78...

Vatican enters Venice Architecture Biennale with 10 chapels

Mar. 20, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is planting 10 chapels in the woods of one of Venice's lagoon islands for its first-ever contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's culture minister, unveiled plans for "Vatican Chapels" on Tuesday, saying the project was...

Books placed backward: art or nonsense?

Mar. 20, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

Looking for an easy way to organize a messy bookshelf? You might consider turning all the spines backward. Yes, the backward bookshelf is one of the easiest ways — albeit, not too functional — to clean up a hodgepodge of texts. It's also an interior design craze that's about as culturally divisive...

5 women accuse architect Richard Meier of sexual harassment

Mar. 13, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning architect Richard Meier is facing sexual-harassment accusations from several women going back decades and is taking a six-month leave from the New York- and Los Angeles-based firm he founded. Four women who worked with Meier and a fifth who met him on a project have detailed...