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Inventing the modern world : decorative arts at the world's fairs, 1851-1939
Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter ; with contributions by Regina Lee Blaszczyk ... [et al.].
Design Library Call Number
  Stacks NK775 .B87 2012 (Browse Shelf) Available
Other Titles
  • Decorative arts at the world's fairs, 1851-1939
Other Authors
  • ISBN: 9780847838097
  • ISBN: 0847838099
  • ISBN: 9780880390552
  • ISBN: 0880390557
  • OCLC Number: 741540122
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-283) and index.
  • Published on the occasion of the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939 held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, April 14-August 19, 2012, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, October 13, 2012- February 24, 2013, New Orleans Museum of Art, April 12- August 4, 2013 and Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 9, 2013 - January 19, 2014.
Table of Contents

From progress to modernity: invention and innovation at the World's Fairs / Regina Lee Blaszczyk -- Manufacturers at the World's Fairs: the model of 1851 / Martin P. Levy -- "Modern Renaissance": revival and progression in decorative arts at the World's Fairs / Jason T. Busch -- J. & L. Lobmeyr: a case study of glass at the World's Fairs / Jane Shadel Spillman -- "The federation of mankind": cross-cultural influences in decorative arts at the World's Fairs / Catherine L. Futter -- "All the ages of the world": inspiration and innovation from Tiffany & Co. at the World's Fairs / Annamarie V. Sandecki -- Kings, peasants, dragons and flowers: national symbolism in decorative arts at the World's Fairs / Ethan Robey -- Modernity revealed: the World's Fairs from 1900 to 1925 / Stephen Harrison -- Style through science: modern industrial design and the World's Fairs of the 1930s / Kevin W. Tucker -- Exhibiting firms, designers and artists / Karin A. Jones and Dawn Reid.