DESIGN, 1935-1965: WHAT MODERN WAS -- SELECTIONS FROM THE LILIANE AND DAVID M. STEWART COLLECTION. Ed. by Martin Eidelberg. IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, 1991. Organized by Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 424 pp. with 537 ills. (63 col.). 30 x 23 cm. LC 90-46962 ISBN 0810924803 In English.
Featuring illustrations and substantial individual critiques of more than 200 decorative objects and commercial products by the most important designers of the mid-20th century, this scholarly catalogue documents an illuminating exhibition of works from an outstanding collection housed in Montreal's Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Furniture, housewares, textiles, objects in ceramic, metal and glass, and examples of graphic art are presented in the selection, which encompasses works by prominent designers including Breuer, Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Loewy, Sottsass and Voulkos as well as objects created by such artists as Picasso, Matisse, Matta, Leger and Dali. Framed by introductory discussions of the political background of the era and the tenets of Modernist design and by profiles of the 200 designers and firms represented, the body of the catalogue comprises seven sections of stylistically arranged works, each including a critical essay and numerous comparative illustrations. Reprint available; see Worldwide 105479.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design, Decorative Arts
Worldwide Number: 023027
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