Robert J. Clark
Abrams, New York, 1984, 1983, English
Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design
ISBN: 9780810908017
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R. Craig Miller

Along with Scandinavia, the United States was the other important center in postwar design. Under Eliel Saarinen, the Cranbrook Academy of Art offered an alternative design philosophy to the Bauhaus teaching methods that prevailed at schools like Harvard and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Cranbrook, in many respects, produced the first generation of American designers that were truly of the first rank—towering figures like Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, and Jack Lenor Larsen who made the United States into a powerhouse in international design. This catalogue (which accompanied an exhibition) was among the first publications to document this important chapter in modern American design.

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