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Title Art Deco Chicago : designing modern America / edited by Robert Bruegmann.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Art Deco Society, [2018]


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.04 ART    Available
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Description 383 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
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Note "This volume serves as the companion publication to the exhibition Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America organized by the Chicago History Museum, October 27, 2018--December 2, 2019"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-370) and index.
Contents Capital of mainstream Modernism / Robert Bruegmann -- Chicago designs for America / Jonathan Mekinda -- Chicago encounters Art Deco / Teri J. Edelstein -- A century of progress / Lisa D. Schrenk -- Decomania, the paths to an enthusiasm / Neil Harris.
Summary An expansive take on American Art Deco that explores Chicago's pivotal role in developing the architecture, graphic design, and product design that came to define middle-class style in the twentieth century Frank Lloyd Wright's lost Midway Gardens, the iconic Sunbeam Mixmaster, and Marshall Field's famed window displays: despite the differences in scale and medium, each belongs to the broad current of an Art Deco style that developed in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. This ambitious overview of the city's architectural, product, industrial, and graphic design between 1910 and 1950 offers a fresh perspective on a style that would come to represent the dominant mode of modernism for the American middle class. Lavishly illustrated with 325 images, the book narrates Art Deco's evolution in 101 key works, carefully curated and chronologically organized to tell the story of not just a style but a set of sensibilities. Critical essays from leading figures in the field discuss the ways in which Art Deco created an entire visual universe that extended to architecture, advertising, household objects, clothing, and even food design. Through this comprehensive approach to one of the 20th century's most pervasive modes of expression in America, Art Deco Chicago provides an essential overview of both this influential style and the metropolis that came to embody it.
Subject Art deco -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions.
Art D©Øeco
Art deco (Architecture) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Exhibitions.
Design -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Exhibitions.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Exhibitions.
Chicago, Ill.
Added Author Bruegmann, Robert, editor.
Chicago Art Deco Society.
Chicago History Museum.
Added Title Modern by design, Chicago streamlines America.
ISBN 9780300229936 (hardcover) $75.00
0300229933 (hardcover) $75.00

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