Art & Architecture

Design Inspiration

By Jennifer Akins on October 14, 2015

Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. Kranzberg Ref. NC997 .P53 2012 Find your design inspiration in the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, featuring 500 designs from advertising, books, posters, typeface and more.

Fashion Design Program Records

By Jennifer Kirmer on September 10, 2014

The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts includes a number of programs, including the Fashion Design Program. The records for this program are now available for all researchers at the Washington University Archives. These unique records have many visual elements that provide great insight to ...

Some Sidelights on the Steedman Fellowship, its Benefactors and its Beneficiaries

By Esley Hamilton, architectural historian on September 3, 2014

An entertaining article about Victor Gilbertson appeared in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of The Confluence, the regional studies journal of Lindenwood University.  ” ‘Everything May Yet Turn Out All Right’: An Architect’s Adventures in 1939-40 Europe,” by Miranda Rectenwald, tells how G...

100 Years Ago: Francis Field Gates

By Miranda Rectenwald on March 31, 2014

One hundred years ago today, campus architect James Jamison completed the designs for the “Francis Field Gateway.” Constructed in the summer of 1914, the gates honored David R. Francis for whom the field was named, and his feat of bringing the World’s Fair to St. Louis ten years...

Palette Scrapings, Then and Now

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 5, 2013

The Kemper Art Museum  started a new blog in April 2013 that offers a “behind-the-scenes look at the exhibitions, the artworks on view, and the inner workings of the Kemper Art Museum from the point of view of the people who make it all happen.” This new modern publication has a histo...