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Designing modernity : the arts of reform and persuasion, 1885-1945 : selections from the Wolfsonian

Author: Wendy Kaplan; Wolfsonian Foundation.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; Seattle Art Museum.; Carnegie Museum of Art.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exhibition: L.A. County Museum 7/21-8/22/96, Co-published with Wolfsonian.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Kaplan; Wolfsonian Foundation.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; Seattle Art Museum.; Carnegie Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9780500237069 0500237069
OCLC Number: 33939812
Notes: Published to accompany the inaugural touring exhibition of the Wolfsonia, Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 11, 1995-May 18, 1997.
Exhibition dates for United States tour: the Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, November 11, 1995-April 28, 1996; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 21-September 22, 1996; Seattle Art Museum, October 24, 1996-January 12, 1997; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, February 22-May 18, 1997.
Description: 352 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Traditions transformed : romantic nationalism in design, 1890-1920 / Wendy Kaplan --
Germany design and national identity, 1890-1918 / Laurie A. Stein with contributions by Irmela Franzke --
The decorative arts in Amsterdam, 1890-1930 / Ellinoor Bergvelt --
The English compromise : modern design and national consciousness, 1870-1940 / Paul Greenhalgh --
Domesticating modernity : ambivalence and appropriation, 1920-1940 / Jeffrey L. Meikle --
Forging modern Italy : from wrought iron to aluminum / Irene de Guttry & Maria Paola Maino --
A "return to order" : issues of the vernacular and the classical in Italian inter-war design / Marianne Lamonaca --
Political things : design in fascist Italy / Dennis P. Doordan --
Design in inter-war Germany / John Heskett --
Emblems of production : workers in German, Italian, and American art during the 1930s / Bernard F. Reilly, Jr.
Other Titles: Arts of reform and persuasion, 1885-1945
Responsibility: edited by Wendy Kaplan.

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Exhibition: L.A. County Museum 7/21-8/22/96, Co-published with Wolfsonian.

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