Art & Design Writing

As a journalist, Jackie Craven covers a wide range of humanities topics, including architecture, art, design, literature, and cultural travel.

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ThoughtCo Headquarters, IAC Building in New York City, Frank Gehry, architect


New photos and features are added each week to the education network, ThoughtCo.  Read samples:

Introduction to Found Poetry

Surrealism, the Amazing Art of Dreams

The Surreal Life of Salvador Dalí

Introduction to Magical Realism

10 Most-Loved Paintings by Vincent van Gogh

6 Realistic Styles in Modern Art

Christina’s World: The House Andrew Wyeth Painted

The Dawn of Deco: History of Art Deco Architecture

Pablo Neurda: People’s Poet of Chile

Painterly Places: Homes of Famous Artists

Trompe l’Oeil Art Fools the Eye

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The Healthy Home by Jackie CravenThe Healthy Home
Beautiful Interiors That Enhance The Environment and Your Well-Being
Through lavish photos and helpful sidebars, The Healthy Home shows how to create rooms that nurture both body and soul. Read excerpts >

The Stress-Free Home
Beautiful Interiors for Serenity and Harmonious Living
Building on ideas set forth in The Healthy Home, The Stress-Free Home describes how to transform your home into an oasis for body, mind, and spirit. Read excerpts >


Clear, no-nonsense articles about residential architecture are found at ThoughtCo and Read samples >


Published in the Providence Sunday Journal, the Rocky Mountain News, the San Antonio Express-News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Nashua Telegraph, the Boston Herald, the Springfield Sunday Republican, the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the Tacoma News Tribune, the Torrance Daily Breeze, the Toronto Sun, the Toronto Globe & Mail, and other papers. Selected clips and excerpts can be found at >

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