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.

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
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 17 [Published by the Collection Committee 17]
Sintesi Fascista [Fascist Synthesis]
Depero Futurista
Fireplace from the Th. G. Dentz van Schaick family home, Frederiksplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Signage: Numeral 1
Sorvolando Sabaudia | Flying over Sabaudia
Fabric sample: Vorhangstoff [Curtain Material]
Signage: Numeral 7
Sintesi Fascista [Fascist Synthesis]
Creamer: gourd
Controllo di Rotta [Route Control]
Nascita Aeropittura [Birth Aeropainting] from the the Vita di Marinetti [Life of Marinetti] service