Lounge-Ware : Mid-Century Modern Furniture Design

Baker, Russell. Lounge-Ware : Mid-Century Modern Furniture Design. Kamloops, BC: Kamloops Art Gallery, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

Catalogue for an exhibition of modern furniture design, which features 13 pieces produced between 1940 and 1960 (the majority of the works are from the Knoll Museum in Pennsylvania). Baker’s critical analysis of H. Knoll’s belief in the efficacy of modern design – a form of post-war democratic utopianism in which historical reference is absent – places emphasis on the need for an “alternative modernity” that combines “the practicalities of machine age existence” with the “psychic and sensual forces of place, material and memory.” Includes list of works. 7 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Baker, Russell (Author); Bailey, Jann L.M. (Prefacer); Edelstein, Susan (Curator); Edelstein, Susan (Prefacer)
Dossier: 353 - KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY (Kamloops)
Collation: [12] p. : 4 ill. col. ; 21 x 15 cm
ISBN: 1895497426
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Kamloops, BC: Kamloops Art Gallery
Artists: Knoll, Hans
Critics / Curators / Historians: Edelstein, Susan
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > British Colombia > Kamloops Art Gallery (Kamloops)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 29 Jan. - 26 Mar. 2000, Kamloops Art Gallery.
Deposited by: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:14
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/13825
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