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Trickery in Civic Design: Co-optation, Subversion and Politics

Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The views expressed here of the authors may not fully reflect the positions of our project partners, community groups or the official positions or policies of the City of New York or the New York City agencies discussed in this chapter. All...

Visualizing Manhattan

Cynthia Fowler

Cynthia Fowler is a feminist art historian and professor of art at Emmanuel College, Boston. She received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2002 and also holds fellowships from the Smithsonian Institute, the Winterthur Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Previous work includes Hooked Rugs: Encounters in American Modern Art, Craft and Design and Locating American Art: Finding Meaning in Art Museums. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Modern Embroidery Movement

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...During the 1920s, modern artists living in Manhattan were particularly drawn to the subject of New York as a symbol of modernity. In New York Modern: The Arts and the City, historians William Scott and Peter Rutkoff describe 1920s Manhattan...

Machine Art Exhibition, New York (1934)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1934, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) staged a major exhibition titled “Machine Art.” Initiated by museum director Alfred H. Barr Jr. and overseen by curator Philip Johnson, the exhibition was extraordinarily popular and similarly...

Transforming Audiences: Stage Design to Industrial Design

Nicolas P. Maffei

Nicolas P. Maffei is Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Design, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He has published widely on American design, streamlining, art deco and modernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman Bel Geddes : American Design Visionary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Bel Geddes hoped to transform consumers of theatrical, commercial, and architectural design by breaking down barriers between audiences and actors, workers and the bourgeoisie, and the purchaser and the product. As a designer he aimed...

Design Objects and the Museum

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Arguably the first clear attempt to define design objects for museum collections was in the Museum of Manufactures in London, set up in the wake of the 1851 Great Exhibition and later to become the Victoria and Albert Museum (V...

Marguerite Zorach: The Roots of the Modern Embroidery Movement

Cynthia Fowler

Cynthia Fowler is a feminist art historian and professor of art at Emmanuel College, Boston. She received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2002 and also holds fellowships from the Smithsonian Institute, the Winterthur Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Previous work includes Hooked Rugs: Encounters in American Modern Art, Craft and Design and Locating American Art: Finding Meaning in Art Museums. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Modern Embroidery Movement

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Painters are condescending to design furniture and rugs, sculptors make radiator caps, draughtsmen concern themselves with the lines of automobiles. This is well and good. But it remained for an American woman, Marguerite Thompson Zorach ....