Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman collection

By: Rothschild, Deborah Menaker

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Drawing from Merrill C. Berman's private collection of 20th-century posters, adverts, photomontages and graphic ephemera, this book showcases over 200 examples of progressive graphic design from the 1920s and 30s. European, Soviet and American avant-garde designers and artists of the time, using new technologies of mass production and mass distribution, marketed everything from salad oil and cigarettes to communism, utopian socialism and the avant-garde itself.

These selections from the Berman Collection include works by well-known artists (Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Cassandre, Man Ray and others) and by lesser-known masters.

The book begins by detailing Berman's role in shaping the history of graphic design as he amassed his collection. The authors then investigate the filtering of avant-garde design into mass-produced posters and advertisements, the evolution of design production techniques in the Machine Age and the avant-garde's promotion of itself.

This book accompanies an exhibition that opens at the Williams College Museum of Art in April 1998, then travels to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in February 1999, and later to Spain, Japan and The Henry Museum in Seattle.

No flaws to note. Gently handled, Bindings tight text clean.

Title: Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman collection

Author Name: Rothschild, Deborah Menaker

Categories: D. ART; DESIGN & DECORATIVE ART, B. MATERIAL & POPULAR CULTURE, EPHEMERA,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: U.S.A., Yale University Press in conjunction with Williams College Museum of Art [and] Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution: 1998

ISBN Number: 0913697230

ISBN Number 13: 9780913697238

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 004668

Keywords: Avant-garde; Posters, Graphic design,