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Sandy Isenstadt
Sandy Isenstadt is a professor in the Art History Department and Director of the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware.
Isenstadt, Sandy
Isenstadt, Sandy
United States of America
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A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950
During the second quarter of the twentieth century, when modernism started to attract attention in the decorative arts and a new design profession emerged centered on industrial products, there was no shortage of talent, ambition, and innovation among the producers of these objects. What was scarce was a modern consumer. Following World War I, with the industrial infrastructure of Europe in ruins, American corporations had ramped up production as well as funneled profits into mergers that …