A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This large-format book is published in conjunction with a current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Far more than just a catalog, the book studies in depth the reciprocal influences of American technology and art. In this context, several chapters discuss subjects such as industrial machines, landscapes, transportation, and architecture. Attention is given to designers such as Loewy and Bel Geddes who considered industrial design as a new art form. The machine age was also an inspiration for both abstract and realistic artists. Liberally illustrated, with photographs and reproductions on almost every page. Catalog Roast. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This study offers a comprehensive look at American art, architecture, photography, film, and industrial and graphic design in the years between the two world wars.
From Publishers Weekly: The Brooklyn Museum of Art presents a reprint of the catalogue to its benchmark 1986 exhibit The Machine Age in America: 1918-1941 by scholars Richard Guy Wilson, Dianne H. Pilgrim and Dickran Tashjian. Following on the culture-crit assertion that "the machine in all its many manifestations was the defining force in America during the years between the two great wars," the authors trace the era's aesthetic qualities in Buicks, Frank Lloyd Wright houses, Oskar J. Hansen's Ayn Randian sculpture Winged Figures of the Republic on the Hoover Dam, Berenice Abbott's photographs of steamships, Electrolux vacuum cleaners, Russell Wright's seminal flatware and furniture designs, Joseph Stella's vivid abstractions of the Brooklyn Bridge, and a host of other art works and utilitarian objects. Pop and material culture lovers will swoon over the 410 illustrations (55 in full color) and the erudite essays.
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Title: The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941.
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: 2001
Edition: Reprint Edition.
Book Description Brooklyn Museum/Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Book Condition: Fair. Reprint. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP11435013
Book Description Brooklyn Museum/Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9057279
Book Description Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0810914212I3N01
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001564318
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The cover may have some normal wear. The text has no notes or markings. We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EYDQW0043L3
Book Description Brooklyn Museum/Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0810914212 VG in VG dj. Bookseller Inventory # 053344
Book Description Brooklyn Museum/Harry N. Abrams, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover in good to very good condition. All inside pages are in great shape. Minor shelf wear to the dust jacket. Dust jacket wrapped in protective cellophane. Ex library. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000034971
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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Reprint. ex-library, usual library markings else barely used. Bookseller Inventory # 013954
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