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The Architect and the Industrial Arts. An Exhibition of Contemporary American Design.

New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1929.

The catalog to one of the Met's most interesting exhibitions of industrial art- they engaged leading architects and gave them control over the project, which resulted in a series of Moderne tableaux, each designed down to the smallest detail by a single designer. The catalog includes several short essays on the project, as well as descriptions and a photograph of each of the thirteen settings- Backyard Garden by Ely Jacques Kahn - Man's Study for a Country House by Ralph T. Walker - Conservatory by Joseph Urban - Show Window and Sales Alcove by Eugene Schoen - Woman's Bedroom by John Wellborn Root - Man's Den by Joseph Urban - Child's Nursery and Bedroom by Eugene Schoen - Dining Room by Eliel Saarinen - Bath and Dressing Room by Jacques Kahn - Apartment House Loggia by Raymond M. Hood - Business Executive's Offices by Raymond M. Hood - Sales Room by Ralph T. Walker - Central Garden Feature by Armistead Fitzhugh. An uncommon and interesting catalog.

Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 83 pages with black & white illustrations, plus 14 black & white plates. Original Moderne-patterned paper covers. Light wear, minor soil. With- the original Addenda and Corrigenda sheet.

Inventory #: 35118
Price: $ 150.00      



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