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.

Desk with light
Vase: stylized leaf design
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 1 [Published by the Collection Committee 1]
Model [futuristic automobile]
Design drawing for the January calendar leaf for L. van Leer & Co., 1936
Mosaic design: rooster and rose bush
Lily Cup Cabinet
Sciatrici [Skiers]
Plate: dinner plate
Pavillon doré [Gilded Pavilion]
San Sepolcro Duce Duce Duce from the the Vita di Marinetti [Life of Marinetti] service
Teapot, model no. 13944, Hallesche Form, 1929, with decoration Goldringe
Il  cantastorie di Campari: quinta raccolta | The storyteller of Campari: fifth anthology
Armchair with ashtrays