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Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design  Cover Image E-book E-book

Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design / Kristina Wilson.

Wilson, Kristina, (author.). Project Muse. (distributor.).

Summary:

"The first investigation of the role of how modernist objects were marketed by affirming buyers' racial and gender identities"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691213491
  • ISBN: 0691213496
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
  • Edition: First.
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2021.
  • Manufacturer: Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 0000

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Body in Control: Modernism and the Pursuit of Better Living -- "Modern Design? You Bet!" Ebony, Life, and Modernist Design, 1950-1959 -- Like a "girl in a bikini suit" and other stories: Narrating Race and Gender at Herman Miller -- "The quick appraising glance": Decorative Accessories and the Staged Self -- Epilogue: The Ubiquity of Mid-Century Modernism.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Power (Social sciences) > United States > History > 20th century.
Decorative arts > United States > Marketing.
Modernism (Aesthetics) > Social aspects > United States.
Design > Social aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
Power (Social sciences)
Design > Social aspects.
Decorative arts > Marketing.
United States.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.


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