Scandinavian Design and the United States
The catalog for the LACMA exhibition of the same name which examines the extensive design exchanges between the United States and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) during the 20th century. Featuring Scandinavian designers who immigrated to the United States, Americans who studied or worked in Nordic countries, the ambitious campaigns to market and export Scandinavian design to American consumers, and the American and Nordic figures who championed sustainable and accessible design practice. With Danish furniture, Swedish glass, America’s little-known “Viking Revival” style, the work of Howard Smith (an African-American artist who immigrated to Finland in the 1960s), a look at the way Scandinavian toys and household goods helped shape American child-rearing practices, and more.
Hardcover / 336p / Prestel
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