Alexander Girard
The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, 1949, English
Nonfiction, Product/Industrial Design

From Modernism 101. Exhibition catalogue of the best of American postwar modern design (c. 1949), including furniture, fabrics, household products, typewriters, cutlery, appliances, toys, interiors, glass, etc. Articles by John Kouwenhoven and Edgar Kaufmann Jr. An important exhibition catalogue of the landmark postwar exhibition held from September 11 to November 20, 1949. This exhibition has achieved legendary status in the pantheon of American modernism, due to Girard's stewardship and the site-specific custom room installations by Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Jens Risom, Florence Knoll (ably assisted by Eero Saarinen, Franco Albini, Pierre Jeanneret, Abel Sorensen, Andre Dupres and Hans Bellmann), Van-Keppel Green, George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and others.

On list of 9 Books from the Good Design Movement.

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