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.

Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Aerei [Airplanes]
Dining chair
Sugar bowl
Coffee cup with saucer: gourd
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 20 [Published by the Collection Committee 20]
Pantomima: poesie | Pantomime
Sparton, model 517
Banister: dog motif
ONB Biella
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 4 [Published by the Collection Committee 4]
Compote: floral motif
Uitgegeven door De Verzamelcommissie 9 [Published by the Collection Committee 9]
Tape dispenser