|Arieto by Harry Bertoia, Knoll International, 1952. Photo courtesy of Museum of Arts and Design|
On show now at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City, Crafting Modernism demonstrates how the period between 1945 and 1969 proved a key transitional era for American craft and design - using furniture, textiles, tableware, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture and painting to make its case.
|Blanket Chest by Jan de Swart, 1965. Photo courtesy of Museum of Arts and Design|
The exhibition is the fourth installation of a series of ongoing shows for The Centenary Project, the first in-depth examination of American craft in the 20th century. The first section addresses the early post-war years from 1945 to the late 1950s when the independent craftsman lifestyle became a compelling alternative to the anonymity of the corporate world.
|Scrap Chair by J.B. Blunk, 1968. Photo courtesy of Museum of Arts and Design|
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