INVENTING THE MODERN WORLD: DECORATIVE ARTS AT THE WORLD'S FAIRS, 1851-1939. Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 2012. Organized in association with Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Published in association with Skira Rizzoli, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 304 pp. with 321 ills. (269 col.). 32 x 27 cm. LC 2011-943489 ISBN 9780847838097 In English.
Presenting nine essays by as many scholars and an annotated directory briefly documenting some 140 manufacturers, designers and artists (among them Aalto, Breuer, Bugatti, Dresser, Frankl, Galle, Lalique, Mackintosh, Ponti, Ruhlmann, Sevres, Tiffany, Thonet and Van de Welde), this lavishly illustrated catalogue accompanied an exhibition drawn from international public and private collections that featured some 200 exceptional examples of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry and textiles displayed at world's fairs mounted between 1851 and 1939, underscoring the innovation and craftsmanship typical of pieces chosen for these expositions, while exploring various aspects of the fairs themselves.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Decorative Arts
Worldwide Number: 034454
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