New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992. Original edition. Color Pictorial Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 74, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Very Good. Item #20453
Between 1890 and 1940, America's culture of consumption took its modern form: products were mass produced and mass distributed, designed to be purchased and rapidly replaced by a vast buying public. The same period saw the rise of the modern bathroom and kitchen as newly equipped spaces for administering bodily care. The streamlined style of modern design, which served the new ideals of bodily hygiene and the manufacturing policy of planned obsolescence, emanated from the domestic landscape of the bathroom and kitchen. This is the exhibition catalog from a show at MIT held in 1992. From the Old House Journal reference library.