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Twentieth-Century Decorative Arts Collection

A work made of black and white photographic prints and printed papers..

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  • A work made of black and white photographic prints and printed papers..

Date:

1928-1929

Artist:

Donald Deskey (1894-1989)
Henry Varnum Poor (1888-1970)
Hermann Rosse
Joseph Urban (1872-1933)

About this artwork

Two small collections of photographs and printed documents about 20th-century decorative arts have been gathered together within this general heading. The first collection includes a brochure and photographs from the exhibition 20th Century Taste in the New Expression of the Arts in Home Furnishings at B. Altman & Company, New York City, about 1928, which featured contemporary decorative arts by European and American designers. The second collection includes a catalog and photographs from 1928 and 1929 exhibitions at the American Designers’ Gallery in New York City, showcasing furniture and interior designs by Donald Deskey, Robert Lochner, Henry Varnum Poor, Herman Rosse, Joseph Urban, and others.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Donald Deskey

Title

Twentieth-Century Decorative Arts Collection

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1928–1929

Medium

Black and white photographic prints and printed papers.

Dimensions

H.: 7.7 cm (3 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert B. Harshe, n.d.

Reference Number

00.6

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