James McNeill Whistler created the famous "Peacock Room" for a wealthy patron. But the patron never actually wanted it.
The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright famously loathed commercialism, and yet he (reluctantly) designed commercial homewares to be mass-produced.
Architect Mary Colter created buildings that incorporated local materials and indigenous motifs, blending with the environment rather than dominating it.
A tour of the Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán’s house and studio reveals a surprise with a touch of the divine.