Ben Koush

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris

Beginning in 1852 and continuing for more than two decades, the French emperor Napoleon III, along with his apparatchik—Baron Haussmann, the Prefect of the Seine—embarked on a massive public works program to regularize and sanitize the medieval agglomeration that was Paris. ...

A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James

The Menil Collection’s modest exhibition, A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James, is fascinating for the intimate glimpse it provides into the sensibilities of art patrons Dominique and John de Menil. ...

Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907

One of the highlights of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s fall season is a small but highly pleasurable traveling exhibition devoted to the work of Viennese design-guru, Koloman Moser (1868-1918), who was trained as a painter but worked extensively in graphics, ceramics, textiles, furniture, glassware, jewelry, and metal....
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Ben Koush

Ben Koush is an architect in Houston. He writes for Cite Magazine and Texas Architect.