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.

Sugar bowl: recessed and raised dot motif
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 9 [Published by the Collection Committee 9]
Door handle with washers
ONB Biella
Architettura futurista
Storytone Piano Stool
Model for an interior element: lizard motif
Signage: Numeral 0
Sorvolando Sabaudia | Flying over Sabaudia
Escutcheon, Post [mail slot]
Pattuglia d'Acrobazia:  Prima Mostra Nazionale d'Arte Futurista, Roma