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  • Italian Designer Ettore Sottsass, 90, Dies

    In an age of professional specialization, the vanishing Renaissance man still dwells in Italy in that permeable membrane between design, architecture, and writing. But even by Italian standards, no designer-architect-editor-writer was more the Renaissance

  • Oscar Niemeyer Turns 100

    His raptor's gaze from the old photographs has softened, and the dashing, combed-back hair is now gray and thin. He may be slower today, and very fragile. But Oscar Niemeyer—who turns 100 years old on Dec. 15—climbs the stairs every morning for a full day of work in his airy, sunny penthouse office...

  • Old Masters in Plaster

    The Carnegie Museum of Art lifts the fig leaf from its 100-year-old collection of plaster casts.

  • Architecture Critic Herbert Muschamp, 59, Dies