American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow / Edition 1

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2005 Hardcover New 2080304992. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--Text in English. 280 pp. With 407 ills. (271 col. ). 29 x 26 cm.

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The twentieth-century's fast cars, trains, and planes promised to conquer space and time; their aerodynamic styling and metallic bodies embodied a new and modern beauty that enchanted American designers from the late 1920s to the 1950s. Streamlining became popular for everything, including toy scooters, typewriters, power tools, teakettles, Coca-Cola bottles, Lucky Strike packaging, Fiestaware pitchers, Studebaker cars, Greyhound buses, and the 20th Century Limited train.
This book celebrates streamlining as epitomized by the work of Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey, Henri Dreyfuss, Russel Wright, and Norman Bel Geddes, and introduces other industrial designers, also highlighting the resurgence of streamlining among international vanguard designers from the 1980s to the present.
Patent drawings and period photographs demonstrate the usage of these dynamically styled objects. Two hundred objects drawn from the Eric Brill Collection (recently donated to the American Friends of Canada) and supplemented by the Stewart Collection of 20th Century Design were photographed for this book. A full bibliography, biographies of the designers, and index complete the study.
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Beginning in the Depression era, American designers became fascinated with the curvy aesthetic style of "streamlining," which was meant to convey speed, precision, and efficiency. As the movement caught on, everything from tea kettles to typewriters took on the stylistic hubris once reserved for airplanes and architecture. Streamlining came to epitomize modernity in the 1930s, and many perceived the look as a symbol of recovery and even progress. Hanks (curator, Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, Montreal) and Hoy (art history, NYU; Design for Living: Furniture and Lighting, 1950-2000) examine such objects as pitchers, fans, tools, and even the occasional burial casket; the careers of industrial designers like Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes; and more than 150 pieces from the Eric Brill Collection and the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. With wise and readable commentary, spectacular photos, and particularly fascinating patent drawings, this impressive catalog (which accompanies an eponymous traveling exhibition showing in North America through 2009) is as pleasing a volume as any high-quality art book and has much crossover appeal. Recommended for all libraries.-Douglas McClemont, New York Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782080304995
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 8/30/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 12.57 (w) x 13.55 (h) x 3.59 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Hanks, curator of the Stewart Program for Modern Design at the Montreal Museum, was former curator at the Art Institute (Chicago) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and curatorial consultant to the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum. He has published several books including Design for Living (Flammarion).Anne H. Hoy teaches art history at New York University. She is consulting editor for Studies in the Decorative Arts, and is co-author of Design for Living.
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Table of Contents

1 "To grace the finest desk" : streamlining the commercial world 50
2 "Power at your fingertips" : streamlining manual labor 78
3 "Amazing appliances " : streamlining the kitchen and bath 108
4 "Flash-and-gleam beauty" : streamlining the living space 150
5 "Won't you have fun" : streamlining recreation 186
6 The world of tomorrow, today : streamlining now 230
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