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Art & Design

HowStuffWorks 'How was the Bay Bridge built?'

How was the Bay Bridge built? Learn about the engineering behind the Bay Bridge at HowStuffWorks.

26 Examples of African Architecture

examples of African architecture - When people think of Africa, it is easy to get caught up with visions of the continent’s wildlife, landscapes and overall exotic culture; yet...

Why Do We Hate Selfies? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital ...

Are we really about to defend SELFIES?! Yup. Despite being possibly the world's most annoying habit, selfies are undeniably a major part of modern visual ...

Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly old men

Why are the babies in medieval art so ugly? To find the answer, I spoke to Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University who edited the anthology The Early Modern Child in Art and History . But really, just how ugly are these babies?

Why Is Art Expensive?

In 1996, an art dealer named Glafira Rosales approached Ann Freedman, the president of New York's Knoedler Gallery, which sold artwork to wealthy collectors for over 150 years. Rosales offered to sell Knoedler paintings by masters like Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning at bargain prices-under one million dollars each.

Poor by design: Public housing has been mostly failing for a century - Timeline

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a ban on smoking in public housing. Many see it as a heavy-handed attempt to regulate the lives of people the government has largely neglected.In the 18th and 19th centuries, the population of cities swelled beyond anything people had imagined.