|Format||Regular Price||Member Price|
ISBN: 978-0-87846-885-0; 192 pages; 7 x 10.5 in.; 110 color illustrations
During the 1920s and 1930s, the speed of modern life in the United States, accelerated by the invention of cars, airplanes, electric lighting, telephones, and mass-media marketing, changed how people lived their lives and the objects they chose to live with. Through the power of design—form, color, ornament, and materials—the earliest industrial designers created a modern aesthetic that came to represent American hopes, dreams, and fantasies.
America Goes Modern explores these designers’ achievements through close examination of selected masterworks. Each of these exceptional objects offers a window into the social, cultural, technological, and economic world in which they were made and used. The book features sleek furniture, colorful ceramics, streamlined metalwares, and innovative plastics, from the leading designers of the era, including Paul Frankl, Donald Deskey, and Belle Kogan.