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.

Teapot, model no. 13944, Hallesche Form, 1929, with decoration Goldringe
Coffeepot: gourd
Armchair with ashtray
Hanging lamp
Commemorative plate of Prinses Juliana 1909-1927
Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Signage: Numeral 1
Letter holder
Numero unico
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
Kodak Bantam Special
Incense burner
Table lamp
Die Tiefe des Meeres [The Depths of the Ocean]
Desk with light