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THE MACHINE AGE IN AMERICA – Story of a native style

The machine and all its many manifestations was the defining force that shaped America in the years between the two wars. The machine as a process, an object or a symbol of American civilization, is the founding element of Modernism. Recognition of America’s distinctive character and contribution to design during the 1902’s and 1930’s was …

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MODERNIST DESIGN: KNOLL PAYS HOMAGE TO ITS BAUHAUS HERITAGE

KNOLL CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF BAUHAUS DESIGN In 1994, Knoll International celebrated with a special book 75 years of Bauhaus Design and its heritage that still very much alive today at Knoll. The book is also a homage to the Bolted Book of Fortunato Depero’s 1927 masterpiece of Futurist graphic design and bookmaking—Depero Futurista. The …

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25 annés UAM: a visual narrative of French Modernism

“When a man is too curious concerning what went on in past ages, he is apt to remain ignorant of what is taking place in his own day.” René Descartes, Discourse on the Method BLIND DATE WITH UAM In 2018, one of my regular book and exhibition expeditions to Paris coincided with a stunning exhibition …

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MATISSE: The Fabric of Dreams

THE FABRIC OF DREAMS One of my favorite discoveries during my book quests was MATISSE – His art and his textiles – The Fabric Of Dreams. It occurred in a unexpected way.  I was reading a recent and unexpectedly boring historical novel which featured Matisse. It told the story, set during the Parisian années folles, …

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