Designing Modernity: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion 1885-1945



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Edited by Wendy Kaplan. Published by Thames & Hudson, 1995. First Edition. Quarto. Gray cloth. 352pp. 417 illustrations including 300 color. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

“One of the critical formative influences of the twentieth century was the response to modernity. In this struggle between modern and anti-modern forces, between progressiveness and reaction, design was a key element in the service of reform movements and as an agent of propaganda. This examines the social, political and aesthetic significance of objects produced between 1885 and 1945”