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Description: A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery,...
“Streamlining has taken the modern world by storm. We live in a maelstrom of streamlined trains, refrigerators, and furnaces; streamlined bathing beauties, soda crackers, and facial massages.” When Harold Van Doren made this comment in 1940, streamlining was the dominant style used by corporations to evoke the functionality and novelty of their products. The proliferation of rounded surfaces on a myriad of industrial and domestic objects diluted the scientific principles that informed …
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.313-343
Chapter subject tags:Modernism (Art)Art, American

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