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By Stewart Johnson

In the years between the world wars, a pioneer group of designers, architects, and artists created a new design aesthetic that was unmistakably American and undeniably modern. Chairs, dinnerware, radios, cocktail sets, and clocks are among the more than 125 strikingly innovative objects featured in this catalogue. The introductory essay discusses a range of issues such as the role of museums and department stores in promoting modern design, the obsession with streamlining, and the origins of planned obsolescence.

194 pages, 170 illustrations (140 in full color). 10 1/2'' x 10 1/8''. Clothbound, with jacket.

  • 194 pages
  • 170 illustrations (140 in full color)
  • 10 1/2'' x 10 1/8''
  • Clothbound, with jacket

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Description

By Stewart Johnson

In the years between the world wars, a pioneer group of designers, architects, and artists created a new design aesthetic that was unmistakably American and undeniably modern. Chairs, dinnerware, radios, cocktail sets, and clocks are among the more than 125 strikingly innovative objects featured in this catalogue. The introductory essay discusses a range of issues such as the role of museums and department stores in promoting modern design, the obsession with streamlining, and the origins of planned obsolescence.

194 pages, 170 illustrations (140 in full color). 10 1/2'' x 10 1/8''. Clothbound, with jacket.





  • 194 pages
  • 170 illustrations (140 in full color)
  • 10 1/2'' x 10 1/8''
  • Clothbound, with jacket


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