The Machine Age in America
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By Richard Guy Wilson, Dianne H. Pilgrim, and Dickran Tashjian.
Originally published to accompany a landmark 1986 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, this book offers a comprehensive look at American art, architecture, photography, film, and industrial and graphic design in the years between the two world wars. Art Deco, Moderne, Streamlined Modern, International Style, Constructivism, and other styles of the machine age are examined in detailed text and more than 400 images.
"Far more than just a catalogue, 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." —Library Journal
Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Brooklyn Museum; 2001 (reprint).
376 pages and 410 illustrations with 55 in full-color, softcover, 11 in. x 83⁄4 in.