David Smith at Storm King Art Center


death's bloom

Design Observer
From 1913 to 1971, 5,121 mentally ill patients were cremated. Each canister held the remains of a human body left unclaimed for years, stacked on a shelf. 

Revisiting the Passion of George Lois

Design Observer
An advertising man and his magazine covers

Letters in Reverse

Design Observer
Adam Harrison Levy on a son’s hopes for his father.

The Last Unknown Place in New York 

Design Observer
If you want to see a version of the future take a boat to an island off the coast of the Bronx.

The Unseen D-Day

Design Observer
Photographs were taken on the beaches of Normandy in 1944 by the U.S. war artist Manuel Bromberg. They have never been seen before.

An Interview with Philip Glass

Design Observer
In 2005, Adam Harrison Levy interviewed Glass for a BBC documentary film about Chuck Close. The following exchange never made it into the final film.




Step Right Up: A History of Technology



War Machine: A History of Technology



Tracy k. smity



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