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Streamline: The dawn of Tomorrow, American Design '30-'55

Streamline: The dawn of Tomorrow, American Design '30-'55
Library Shelf Location 44.AMWI
Publication Date 2001
Description The exhibition Streamline: The Dawn of Tomorrow presents examples of American industrial design from 1930-1955, a subject that has been recieved with due skeptisism in the Netherlands, and certainly in the first decade after the Second World War. The 'Streamline Style' represents an industrial climate and a style of design that was at odds with the way in which Dutch designers attempted to realise their ideals. Interest in American design couke best be kept silent in order to avert serious criticism from fellow designers. And of course 'styling' was also not welcome in the Stedelijk Museum, which considered itself the place where European Modernism in architecture and design and abstract art in particular had a home of its own. Dutch Museums accordingly did not collect American design.
Quantity 1
Pages 39
Authors Reyer Kras, Hans van der Windt
Format Magazine
Category Design by country or region
Keyword Modernism
Related Gallery Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Languages English, Dutch

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