J. Michael Welton is a major recorder of all things interesting and worthy in the world of art and design, and very few hold the gravitas of Welton when it comes to modern and contemporary Architecture—including practices in sustainability—and basically, the last century of building-at-large.
Without the past there can be no present or pathway to the future, and with the knowledge that the telling of history determines who is most enfranchised in the everyday, there is at least one story about the history of art and education in the 20th century deserving a much closer and careful examination. This is an epic story about the roots of modern art told in a new book I'm writing, entitled From Bauhaus | To Black Mountain.
Around the world, we must fight for education, architecture and art. Because, being civil means being willing to do the work necessary to protect a vision of beauty—to enshrine local, national and global treasures—to stand up and defend the ability to express oneself creatively. These things make the life water of the soul.