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PARTNERS IN DESIGN: ALFRED H. BARR JR. AND PHILIP JOHNSON. Ed. by David A. Hanks. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2015. Published by Monacelli Press, New York. Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York. 240 pp. with 199 ills. (71 col.). 29 x 21 cm. LC 2015-7976 ISBN 9781580934336 In English.
Publisher's description: The 1920s and 1930s saw the birth of modernism in the United States, a new aesthetic, based on the principles of the Bauhaus in Germany: its merging of architecture with fine and applied arts; and rational, functional design devoid of ornament and without reference to historical styles. Alfred H. Barr Jr., the then 27-year-old founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, and 23-year-old Philip Johnson, director of its architecture department, were the visionary young proponents of the modern approach. Shortly after meeting at Wellesley College, where Barr taught art history, and as Johnson finished his studies in philosophy at Harvard, they set out on a path that would transform the museum world and change the course of design in America.
Artist(s):Johnson, Philip
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 70,01,05,07,08,15,17,22
Worldwide Number: 036799
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