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

Making the Modern: Industry, Art, and Design in America

Terry Smith

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ISBN : 9780226763460
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528 pages
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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 andMoreIn 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 Motors first assembly line in 1913 to the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, Smith traces the evolution of visual imagery in the first half of Americas century of progress.