MODERN ART IN YOUR LIFE
[Paul Rand] Robert Goldwater: MODERN ART IN YOUR LIFE. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1953. Revised edition of the MoMA Bulletin, V. 17, No. 1, 1949. A very good softcover book in thick, printed wrappers: uncoated cover is soiled and spotted, and the edges are lightly age-toned, as usual. Gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise interior unamrked and very clean. Cover design by Paul Rand is widely recognized as one of his most iconic design images.
7.5 x 10 softcover book with 48 pages and 143 black and white photographs and illustrations of how modern art had infiltrated everyday life in postwar America. All aspects of modern culture are represented: architecture, furniture, fabrics, ceramics, textiles, books, posters, exhibits, sculpture, graphic design, etc. This slim volume is extraordinarily comprehensive.
As usual, Rand nailed the concept of this book with a perfect visual image. Highly recommended.
Artisans whose work is featured in this volume include Piet Mondrian, George Nelson, Jean Lurcat, Theo van Doesburg, Naum Gabo, El Lissitzky, Kasimir Malevich, Ben Nicholson, Marcel Breuer, Paul Doering, Walter Gropius, Otto Haesler, Raymond Hood, George Howe and William Lescaze, Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld, Antonin Raymond, Anni Albers, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, Ben Baldwin, A. M. Cassandre, Tonio del Renzio, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Erik Nitsche, Stamo Papadaki, Alexander Archipenko, Fernand Leger, Amedee Ozenfant, John Vassos, Jean Carlu, E. McKnight Kauffer, JeanArp, alexander Calder, Joan Miro, Isamu Noguchi, Oscar Niemeyer, Ben Rose, Alvin Lustig, Paul Klee, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Girard, Lester Beall, Beh Shahn, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Yves Tanguy and many others.
A sample spread from this volume can be viewed here.
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