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.

Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 5 [Published by the Collection Committee 5]
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 20 [Published by the Collection Committee 20]
Letter holder
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 12 [Published by the Collection Committee 12]
Table lamp
Armchair with ashtray
Dish: abstract stars and sun motif
Pavillon doré [Gilded Pavilion]
San Sepolcro Duce Duce Duce from the the Vita di Marinetti [Life of Marinetti] service
Philips: Duplo En Triplo Lampen Verblinden Niet [Philips: Duplo and Triplo lamps do not blind]
Trimotori [Tri-Motor], study for Superando le vette [Rising above the Peaks]
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 6 [Published by the Collection Committee 6]