The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts 24: Design, Culture, Identity: The Wolfsonian Collection

ISBN: 0963160192
ISBN 13: 9780963160195
By: Joel M. Hoffman

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The nine essays in this volume focus on the collection of The Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, which includes paintings, furniture, decorative arts, industrial design, and ephemera from 1885 to 1945. The book consists of an analytical overview of the collection by guest editor Joel Hoffman, five essays that explore design and national identity in Europe from 1914 to 1945, and three essays that look at American visual culture in the 1930s. Considering a range of topics - including the eroticized iconography of male workers in American art, the Stalin style in everything from ceramics to public works, and three generations of Hungarian furniture designers - the essays offer a thought-provoking reconsideration of the modern era.

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Oh Wolfsonian, how I adore you.....

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