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American modern, 1925-1940 : design for a new age

Author: J Stewart Johnson
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the American Federation of Arts, 2000.
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"In the period between the landmark 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Moderns in Paris, which launched the Art Deco movement, and the outbreak of World War II, a pioneer group of designers, architects, and artists forged a new American design aesthetic. Their work moved away from the decorative French mode toward the clean lines and geometric forms of German and Scandinavian functionalism, finally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Johnson, J. Stewart.
American modern, 1925-1940.
New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the American Federation of Arts, 2000
(OCoLC)606496865
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Stewart Johnson
ISBN: 0810942089 9780810942080 1885444125 9781885444127
OCLC Number: 42690134
Notes: "This catalogue has been published in conjunction with American Modern, 1925-1940: Design for a New Age, an exhibition organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Federation of Arts ..."--T.p. verso.
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Design for a New Age / J. Stewart Johnson --
Catalogue. Art Deco. Skyscrapers. The Graphic Image. Penthouse. Geometries. Streamlined. Beyond Modernism.
Responsibility: by J. Stewart Johnson.

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"In the period between the landmark 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Moderns in Paris, which launched the Art Deco movement, and the outbreak of World War II, a pioneer group of designers, architects, and artists forged a new American design aesthetic. Their work moved away from the decorative French mode toward the clean lines and geometric forms of German and Scandinavian functionalism, finally attaining its unmistakably American, undeniably modern style." "American Modern 1925-1940: Deign for a New Age presents more than 125 important works by some fifty designers who led this movement, among them Norman Bel Geddes, Donald Deskey, Henry Dreyfuss, Paul Frankl, William Lescaze, Raymond Loewy, Gilbert Rohde, Eliel Saarinen, Walter Dorwin Teague, Kem Weber, and Russel Wright. Featured are a wide array of objects - furniture, glassware, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, light fixtures, household appliances, and graphic arts - which are distinguished by the absence of traditional ornament, the use of new technologies and materials, and the application of techniques of mass production to create affordable objects for an expanding middle class."--BOOK JACKET.

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