preservation

The Porn House From The Big Lebowski Has Been Donated To A Museum

The Porn House From The Big Lebowski Has Been Donated To A Museum

For design nerds, the Sheats-Goldstein residence is well-known as one of the most triumphant works of renowned architect John Lautner. For hard-core basketball fans, it’s the home of James Goldstein, the flamboyant courtside fixture at Laker games. And for everybody else, it’s known as Jackie Treehorn’s house.

Does Preserving The Past Keep Cities From Moving Into The Future?

In the last 50 years, the preservationist movement has become powerful — maybe too powerful in a place like New York City, where a third of the buildings are now protected. But the buildings we think of today as landmarks inevitably replaced older structures, ones we tend to forget were…

Syria’s ‘Monuments Men’ Are Trying To Save History Amidst ISIS Chaos

Syria’s ‘Monuments Men’ Are Trying To Save History Amidst ISIS Chaos

Roman ruins. Byzantine villages. Umayyad architecture. The relics of the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans. Syria has some of the most remarkable cultural history in the world — and now, National Geographic reports that Syrians are using archaeological first aid to save it.