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 13 [Published by the Collection Committee 13]
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 6 [Published by the Collection Committee 6]
Zephyr, model no. 304-P40
Teapot, model no. 13944, Hallesche Form, 1929, with decoration Goldringe
Sorvolando Sabaudia | Flying over Sabaudia
Vanity mirror
Radiator grille: Andreas cross motif
Tato raccon Tato da Tato: [20 anni di futurismo]
Signage: Numeral 7
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 1 [Published by the Collection Committee 1]
Donna con Pettine [Woman with Comb]
Pantomima: poesie | Pantomime