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CRAFT IN THE MACHINE AGE, 1920-1945: THE HISTORY OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN CRAFT. Ed. by Janet Kardon. American Craft Museum, New York, 1995. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 304 pp. with 257 ills. (90 col.). 30 x 23 cm. LC 95-7849 ISBN 0810919680 In English.
Documenting the third in a series of eight exhibitions designed to chronicle the evolution of 20th-century American craft, this study of the impact of technology and European modernism on the work of American artisans and industrial designers during the interwar period presents reproductions of more than 200 examples of functional and artistic glass and ceramic ware, textile design, furniture and metalwork, including pieces by Russel Wright, Frederick Carder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Charles and Ray Eames, Marguerite Zorach, Eliel Saarinen and such artists as Archipenko, Calder and Manship. Brief profiles of the artists and of notable craft studios, schools and exhibitions of the period augment ten essays that examine important developments in each of the featured craft disciplines during the 1920s and 30s and discuss such topics as the political, economic and cultural factors that contributed to the "industrialization" of American craft and the role of European emigres in the establishment of such progressive educational institutions as the New Bauhaus and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 01,05,07,08,09,10,17,22,30
Worldwide Number: 025200
Hardcover $49.50    

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