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Designing Modernity

Author: Wendy Kaplan ed.

Designing Modernity

Author: Wendy Kaplan ed.

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Item #: D31533
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 1999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500237069
Miami's Wolfsonian is an institution dedicated to examining the social, political, and aesthetic significance of objects produced between 1885 and 1945. Containing 400 illustrations of items from its unique collection of objects—including posters, furniture, games, and ceramics—this intriguing survey examines how the Arts & Crafts Movement and th... More
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Miami's Wolfsonian is an institution dedicated to examining the social, political, and aesthetic significance of objects produced between 1885 and 1945. Containing 400 illustrations of items from its unique collection of objects—including posters, furniture, games, and ceramics—this intriguing survey examines how the Arts & Crafts Movement and the Industrial Revolution paved the way for modernist design. The texts delve into how both democratic and authoritarian governments use art to formulate a sense of national identity, reassuring the public that the future holds limitless promise.


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