New York: Universe, 1976. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 192, indexed, illustrated with over 200 b/w photographs. Very Good in Very Good Dj; dj has been lightly glued and then detached, leaving small traces on inside covers, small thin spots to back of dj only. Item #8252
Depression Modern was gleaming glass block and black Vitrolite. It was chrome and Micarta and round peach-tinted mirrors. Depression Modern was the primary style of the 1930s, a design revolution that was the turning point of modernism in America. The author shows that a relatively small group of young brilliant, energetic designers of the 1930s created, perhaps for the first time, a national style that was uniquely American. So revolutionary was this style, in fact, so all pervasive, that in a period of only half a decade it changed the shape of virtually everything in the American home, including, finally, the home itself. This book recreates a glorious era in American design.