A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950

4.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300153019: A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950

Americans living in the first decades of the twentieth century felt they inhabited a modern age. A spirit of excitement and experimentation transformed the world around them, in particular the consumer goods that filled their homes and offices. A Modern World draws upon the renowned collection of American decorative arts at the Yale University Art Gallery to explore the appearance and dissemination of modern design in the United States. This catalogue organizes roughly 300 examples of silver, glass, industrial design, furniture, medals, jewelry, and printed textiles into thematic groups that chart the aesthetic and social trends that defined American design from the Jazz Age to the Space Age. The authors consider modernism broadly—from handmade luxury goods to mass-produced housewares—establishing a context for the objects within larger international developments in architecture, avant-garde art, and scientific innovation. New research and compelling juxtapositions offer an expanded understanding of the era, and designer biographies and corporate chronologies help make this catalogue a valuable resource.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Stuart Gordon is the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Review:

“This book should find a place in the library of any aficionado of modern design.”—MODERN magazine (Modern magazine)

"[A]n invaluable resource to the field of American decorative arts . . . the book is a significant resource for scholars. It’s also a dream to dabble in for anyone interested in the stories objects tell."—Julie V. Iovine, Yale Alumni Magazine (Julie V. Iovine Yale Alumni Magazine)

“[An] elegant, substantial volume . . . exceptionally rich in content . . . imaginatively conceived . . . a refreshing, authoritative account of American modern design.”—K. L. Ames, Choice (K. L. Ames Choice)

“Stunning”―Lita Solis-Cohen, Maine Antique Digest (Lita Solis-Cohen Maine Antique Digest)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gordon, John Stuart
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0300153015 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # Z0300153015ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gordon, John Stuart
Published by Yale University Press
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
K&H Entertainment
(Ronkonkoma, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0300153015. Bookseller Inventory # Z0300153015ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John Stuart Gordon
Published by Yale University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0300153015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John Stuart Yale University;Gordon
Published by Yale Univ Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Versandbuchhandlung Kisch & Co.
(Fürstenberg OT Blumenow, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale Univ Pr, 2011. Gebundene Ausgabe. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware; Rechnung mit MwSt.; new item; - Americans living in the first decades of the twentieth century felt they inhabited a modern age. A spirit of excitement and experimentation transformed the world around them, in particular the consumer goods that filled their homes and offices. 'A Modern World' draws upon the renowned collection of American decorative arts at the Yale University Art Gallery to explore the appearance and dissemination of modern design in the United States. This catalogue organizes roughly 300 examples of silver, glass, industrial design, furniture, medals, jewelry, and printed textiles into thematic groups that chart the aesthetic and social trends that defined American design from the Jazz Age to the Space Age. The authors consider modernism broadly--from handmade luxury goods to mass-produced housewares--establishing a context for the objects within larger international developments in architecture, avant-garde art, and scientific innovation. New research and compelling juxtapositions offer an expanded understanding of the era, and designer biographies and corporate chronologies help make this catalogue a valuable resource. 438 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1100264799

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.78
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John Stuart Gordon
Published by Yale University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0300153015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gordon, John Stuart
Published by Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
PsychoBabel & Skoob Books
(Didcot, OXON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 2011. hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover. Like new condition. CM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 458619

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gordon, John Stuart
Published by Yale University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110300153015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gordon, John Stuart
Published by Yale University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Quantity Available: 16
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WY-9780300153019

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

John Stuart Gordon
Published by Yale University Press 2011-11-11, New Haven, Conn. (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press 2011-11-11, New Haven, Conn., 2011. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780300153019

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 68.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

John Stuart Gordon
Published by Yale University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300153015 ISBN 13: 9780300153019
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Americans living in the first decades of the twentieth century felt they inhabited a modern age. A spirit of excitement and experimentation transformed the world around them, in particular the consumer goods that filled their homes and offices. A Modern World draws upon the renowned collection of American decorative arts at the Yale University Art Gallery to explore the appearance and dissemination of modern design in the United States. This catalogue organizes roughly 300 examples of silver, glass, industrial design, furniture, medals, jewelry, and printed textiles into thematic groups that chart the aesthetic and social trends that defined American design from the Jazz Age to the Space Age. The authors consider modernism broadly-from handmade luxury goods to mass-produced housewares-establishing a context for the objects within larger international developments in architecture, avant-garde art, and scientific innovation. New research and compelling juxtapositions offer an expanded understanding of the era, and designer biographies and corporate chronologies help make this catalogue a valuable resource. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780300153019

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 80.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book