Description - The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts by Joel M. Hoffman
The nine essays in this volume focus on the collection of The Wolfsonian-Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, which includes paintings, furniture, decorative arts, industrial design, and ephemera from 1885 to 1945. The book consists of an analytical overview of the collection by guest editor Joel Hoffman, five essays that explore design and national identity in Europe from 1914 to 1945, and three essays that look at American visual culture in the 1930s. Considering a range of topics - including the eroticized iconography of male workers in American art, the "Stalin style" in everything from ceramics to public works, and three generations of Hungarian furniture designers - the essays offer a thought-provoking reconsideration of the modern era.
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(254mm x 185mm x 15mm)
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
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Author Biography - Joel M. Hoffman
Joel M. Hoffman is Vice-Director for Education and Program Development at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and former Associate Director for Programs and Administration at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University.