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.

Coqueta Banqueta [Dressing Table with Full-length Mirror Bench]
Bottle: Surreal tableau
Dining chair
Vanity mirror
Energy Manifestation #8
Album rack, war motif
Radiator grille: Andreas cross motif
Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 16 [Published by the Collection Committee 16]
City with Machines
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
Escutcheon, Post [mail slot]
Floridoil - Bottiglia "Cinzano" [Floridoil - "Cinzano" Bottle]
Théâtre de la Pantomime Futuriste [Futurist Pantomime Theater]