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

Making the Modern Industry Art and Design in America 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

  • Title: Making the Modern: Industry, Art, and Design in America
  • Author: Terry Smith
  • ISBN: 9780226763477
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 and transforming effects on the way Americans came to see themselves and their world From Ford Motor s first assembly line in 1913 to the NIn 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 Motor s first assembly line in 1913 to the New York World s Fair of 1939, Smith traces the evolution of visual imagery in the first half of America s century of progress.

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    1. Terry Smith

      Australian art historian, art critic and artist who currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, New York and Sydney.

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    1. A. Synopsis: This book explores the visual imagery during the 2nd industrial revolution, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s (mass manufacturing and consumption). A new imagery of modernity evolved from the shift from entrepreneurial to monopoly capitalism. Three images constantly occurred (1) industry and workers (River Rouge and assembly line workers), (2) Cities and crowds (the vertical city and the crowd on the pavement--normally Broadway or Wall Street), (3) Products and consumers (the styl [...]


    2. In his book, Making the Modern: Industry, Art, and Design in America, Terry Smith illustrates the role of visual imagery during the 1920s and 1930s, which he claimed drastically changed the way Americans viewed the world. He substantiates this point through a variety of case studies arranged both chromatically and by subject. He claims that modernity is not a historical given but a process that occurred in the United States during the shift toward a consumer societyOne of the biggest accomplishm [...]


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