6.25 x 9-inch softcover exhibition catalog of 731 items, with 98 black and white reproductions of period metalwork and cotton textiles assembled by the American Federation of Arts for a travelling exhibition during 1930 - 1931. Designs of dishes, jewel caskets, cigarette boxes, candlesticks, tea and coffee sets, bowls, doorsteps, etc. As well as hand-woven and and printed textiles reflect an Art Deco and Modernist aesthetic.Catalog primarily consists of short descriptive entries on pieces, followed by photos. Collected examples from Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Features metalwork by Eric Gill, Kay Fisker, Georg Jensen, Harold Stabler, Jean Puiforcat, Maurice Muller, Peter Mueller-Munk, Christa Ehrlich, H. Murphy, Paul Brandt, Gérard-Sandoz, Claudius Linossier, Jean Dunard, Matha Rockström, Aage Weimar, Evald Nielsen, Eliel Saarinen, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Just Andersen, Walter Van Nessen, Fjerdingstad, Maurice Lambert, Paul Lobel, Denise Louvet, W. Penaat, Wolfgang & Paula Hoffmann, George Graff, Raymond Subes, Serge Chermayeff, Edgar Brandt and many others; and textiles by Ruth Reeves, Elas Gullberg, Doris Gregg, Marion Dorn, Enid Marx, Dorothy Archer, Dorothy Bird Trout, Reco Capey, Constance Irving, Morton Sundour Studio, Marianne Stiernstedt, Gregory Brown, Märta Gahn, Djo-Bourgeois, Phyllis Barron, Ernst Scherz, Sonia Delaunay, Gordon Brown, Pierre Chareau, Ann Siler, Juanita Todd, Henriette Reiss, Mildred Harbeck, and others. The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is a nonprofit organization that creates art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishes exhibition catalogues, and develops education programs. The organization's founding in 1909 was endorsed by Theodore Roosevelt and spearheaded by Secretary of State Elihu Root and eminent art patrons and artists of the day.
The AFA's mission is to enrich the public's experience and understanding of the visual arts, and this is accomplished through its exhibitions, catalogues, and public programs. To date, the AFA has organized or circulated approximately 3,000 exhibitions that have been viewed by more than 10 million people in museums in every state, as well as in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. For an excellent and ever-changing selection of rare and out-of-print design books and periodicals covering all aspects of 20th-century visual culture. Please contact me for details. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "modernism101" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.