Inventing the modern world : decorative arts at the world's fairs, 1851-1939 / Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter, with contributions by Regina Lee Blaszczyk ... [et al.].

Title: 
Inventing the modern world : decorative arts at the world's fairs, 1851-1939 / Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter, with contributions by Regina Lee Blaszczyk ... [et al.].
Author/Artist: 
Busch, Jason T.
Publisher: 
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Carnegie Museum of Art ; Kansas City, Mo. : The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ; New York : Skira Rizzoli, 2012.
Description: 
303 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Other Authors: 
Futter, Catherine.
Blaszczyk, Regina Lee.
Spillman, Jane Shadel.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Carnegie Institute. Museum of Art.
New Orleans Museum of Art.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
127371
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
NK775.B87 2012z
Location: 
Secured Stacks
Call Number: 
NK775.B87 2012z
Variant Title: 
Decorative arts at the world's fairs, 1851-1939
Notes: 
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939 held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, April 14-August 19, 2012, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, October 13, 2012-February 24, 2013, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, April 12-August 4, 2013 and Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, September 9, 2013-January 19, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-283) and index.
"Inventing the Modern World explores innovation and its effect on the creation of objects and modern life. Objects examined here not only illustrate inventive or revived fabrication techniques but also embody cross-cultural and cross-national influences, and reflect the significant nationalistic objectives and folkloric customs that shaped the competition inherent in the events. They also illuminate how the fairs became places where designers, makers, and consumers assembled to learn about other peoples and cultures, to make discoveries about craftsmanship and manufactures, to appropriate ideas, and to acquire works"--Cover flap.
Complimentary copy; Carnegie Museum of Art; 2012; 1000121519; 1000121520
List of world's fairs from 1851-1939: p. 284-285.
Glass: p. 2-3, 6-7, 23-32, 47, 58-59, 61, 64-65, 74, 78, 87, 89-103, 112, 114, 131, 170, 188, 194, 196, 202-205, 208, 210, 219, 228, 234, 242, 244-245 and catalog nos. 17, 19, 21, 28, 29, 39-40, 44, 47-48, 67, 70-73, 76, 84, 88, 103, 106, 109-111, 114, 116, 125-126, 129, 131, 134-135, 139, 142, 149, 158, 161, 164-165, 171, 176, 179, 182, 184, 186, 190.
Contents: 
From progress to modernity: invention and innovation at the world's fairs / Regina Lee Blaszczyk --
Manufacturers at the world's fairs: the model of 1851 / Martin P. Levy --
"Modern Renaissance": revival and progression in decorative arts at the world's fairs / Jason T. Busch --
J. & L. Lobmeyr: a case study of glass at the world's fairs / Jane Shadel Spillman --
"The federation of mankind": cross-cultural influences in decorative arts at the world's fairs / Catherine L. Futter --
"All the ages of the world": inspiration and innovation from Tiffany & Co. at the world's fairs / Annamarie V. Sandecki --
Kings, peasants, dragons and flowers: national symbolism in decorative arts at the world's fairs / Ethan Robey --
Modernity revealed: the world's fairs from 1900 to 1925 / Stephen Harrison --
Style through science: modern industrial design and the world's fairs of the 1930s / Kevin W. Tucker --
Exhibiting firms, designers and artists / Karin A. Jones and Dawn Reid.
ISBN: 
9780847838097
0847838099
9780880390552 (pbk.)
0880390557
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG objects: 50.3.53, p. 94 (fig. 2) -- 67.3.41 A-C, p. 96 (fig. 5), p. 262 (cat. 28) -- 2002.3.6, p. 100 (fig. 9) -- 51.4.532, p. 267 (cat. 125, not ill.) -- 97.3.37 A-G, p. 228 (fig. 3), p. 268 (cat. 139) -- 97.3.62, p. 242 (fig. 21), p. 270 (cat. 176) -- 96.4.177, p. 237 (fig. 15), p. 270 (cat. 182) -- 51.3.164 A-C, p. 244 (fig. 25), p. 270 (cat. 184).
Includes CMGL materials: 22572, No. 21 (Aug. 16, 1873) p. 321, p. 92-93, 97 (fig. 6) -- 28033, p. 31 p. 95 (fig. 3) -- 28201, p. 63 p. 95 (fig. 4) -- 19687, v. 2, p. 216, p. 98 (fig. 7).