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Designing home : Jews and midcentury modernism / Donald Albrecht.
[Variant title:Jews and mid-century modernism]
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704.0392 ALB
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This publication accompanies the exhibition Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism, curated by Donald Albrecht and organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, April 14-October 6, 2014.
Includes bibliographical references.
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[2014]
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San Francisco, CA : The Contemporary Jewish Museum
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183 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm.
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9780991641109 0991641108;
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monograph
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Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism is the first exhibition to look at the contribution of Jewish designers, architects, patrons, and merchants in the creation of a distinctly modern American domestic landscape. In the aftermath of World War
II, the hub of world Jewry shifted from Europe to America. The exhibition looks at the cultural context in which many Jewish emigre architects and designers from Europe in the 1930-40s were welcomed and embraced into the creative communities that sprang up around the US. The story told in this exhibition gives remarkable insight into Jewish assimilation into American society. At the same time, Designing Home goes beyond a simple exploration of physical Jewish contributions to the history of modern architecture and design-an impact that continues today-to examine broader cultural and social themes.
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