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A modern world : American design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950

Author: John Stuart Gordon; Keely Orgeman; Yale University. Art Gallery.
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Art Gallery : in association with Yale University Press, 2011.
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"Draws upon the renowned collection of American decorative arts at the Yale University Art Gallery to explore the appearance and dissemination of modern design in the United States. This catalogue organizes roughly 300 examples of silver, glass, industrial design, furniture, medals, jewelry, and printed textiles into thematic groups that chart the aesthetic and social trends that defined American design from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Stuart Gordon; Keely Orgeman; Yale University. Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9780300153019 0300153015
OCLC Number: 689549025
Description: ix, 437 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: The lure of tomorrow : making consumers modern / Sandy Isenstadt --
Contributors and note to the reader --
European influences --
Cubism --
The materials of modernism --
Modern life --
The city transformed --
Machine geometry --
Historical modernism --
Merchandizing modernism : museums, fairs, and stores --
Design for industry --
Streamline --
Organic design --
Postwar life --
Appendix. Designer biographies / Emily M. Orr --
Manufacturers' histories / John Stuart Gordon.
Other Titles: American design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950
Responsibility: John Stuart Gordon ; with an introduction by Sandy Isenstadt and contributions by Keely Orgeman [and others].

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