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Making the Modern : Industry, Art and Design in America - Terry Smith

Making the Modern

Industry, Art and Design in America

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780226763477
Number Of Pages: 528

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In this ambitious book, Terry Smith chronicles the modernist revolution in American art and design between the world wars--from its origins in the new industrial age of mass production, automation, and corporate culture to its powerful and transforming effects on the way Americans came to see themselves and their world. From Ford Motor's first assembly line in 1913 to the New York World's Fair of 1939, Smith traces the evolution of visual imagery in the first half of America's century of progress.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Visual Imagery of Modernity Pt.1: The Modernization of Work: Detroit, 1910-1929
Fordism: Mass Production and Total Control
Architecture and Mass Production: The Functionalism Question
Henry Ford and Charles Sheeler: Monopoly and Modernism
The Garden in the Machine Pt.2: Modernization and National Dissensus: Imagery of Reality in the 1930s
The Shaping of Seeing: Outrageous Fortune
The Resistant Other: Diego Rivera in Detroit
Frida Kahlo: Marginality and Modernity
Of the People, For the People
Official Images, Modern Times Pt.3: Design or Revolution? Styling Modernity in the 1930s
Designing Design: Modernity for Sale
"Pure" Modernism Inc.
Funfair Futurama: A Consuming Spectacle Pt.4: The Modern Effect
Modernity becomes Normal
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ISBN: 9780226763477
ISBN-10: 0226763471
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st January 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.05 x 16.43  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Type: New edition