Collection Description

“Modernism” is a loosely defined term referring to a wide range of artistic movements beginning in the late nineteenth century. Common to most of these movements was a rejection of historicism in favor of materials, forms, and techniques that seemed suited to an era of mass industrial production, rapid communication and travel, and political upheaval. The Wolfsonian’s collection contains many items associated with self-consciously Modernist movements, including Viennese Secession graphic design, Italian Futurist “air paintings,” Czech and Soviet Constructivist book covers, and Bauhaus furniture.

Bottle stopper: stylized torso
Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Model for an interior element: stylized female figure with birds
Théâtre de la Pantomime Futuriste [Futurist Pantomime Theater]
Compote: floral motif
SA: Sovremennaia arkhitektura = Architektur der Gegenwart = Architecture contemporaine | Contemporary architecture | SA | Sovremennaia arkhitektura | Architecture contemporaine | Architektur der Gegenwart
Antipasto service: stylized animals motif
Mostra sperimentale di fotografia futurista: sotto il patrocinio della Segreteria Provinciale di Torino della Federaz. Autonoma Fascista delle Comunità Artigiane, Segretario Organizzatore: Dott. Piero Boccardi : dal 15 Marzo al 6 Aprile 1931 in Torino V
Sofii Georgievnie Mel'nikovoi: fantasticheskii kabachek | To Sofiia Georgievna Mel'nikov: fantastic tavern | Mel'nikovoi
Numero unico
Incense burner
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 15 [Published by the Collection Committee 15]