American Modern. Design For a New Age. by J. Stewart Johnson.
Published by Harry N Abrams, Inc., In Association With The American Federation Of Arts.
Covering the period 1925 – 1940.This is a beautifully designed and printed book based on the exhibition ‘American Modern’ at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. 172 illustrations (142 are large colour photos mostly one to a page) focus on objects rather than the wider aspects of streamline design such as architecture, transport, engineering. This volume presents approximately 125 works by a pioneering group of American designers. The “Machine Age” aesthetic is undergoing a revival, so the objects included here, such as kitchen appliances, glassware, ceramics, furniture, lighting, clocks, textiles, and posters, are very popular.
£16.00 plus £3.50 postage n the U.K.