The Authority of Everyday Objects: A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design

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Illustrations
1 Exhibition room from the Away with National Kitsch show, 193332
2 Idealized modern living room from the Away with National Kitsch show, 193333
3 Beauty of Labor factory interior36
4 Beauty of Labor campaign poster38
5 Beauty of Labor prototype design objects, circa 193640
6 Beauty of Labor prototype design objects, circa 193542
7 Living Needs exposition, 193242
8 Poster for the People's Radio Receiver, 193544
9 Display windows, 192948
10 Display window, 193549
11 Display window, 193850
12 Product photograph, Adolf Lazi51
13 Kunst-Dienst liturgical objects59
14Deutscher Warenkunde exhibit, 193965
15 Makeshift objects from military hardware, 194583
16 Gelsenkirchener Baroque buffet93
17 Chairs from the Neues Wohnen exhibition, Cologne, 194995
18 Werkbund display room, Mannheim, 195398
19 Werkbund crate104
20 Werkbund display room, 1963106
21 “Good Form” photograph of Wagenfeld vases, 1959107
22 Nierentisch110
23 Cinema interior, Mannheim, circa 1955118

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction - Design, the Cold War, and West German Culture 1
  • Chapter One - Nazi Modernism Reconsidered 23
  • Chapter Two - The New German Werkbund 73
  • Chapter Three - The Promise and Peril of Organic Design 109
  • Chapter Four - The Ulm Institute of Design 139
  • Chapter Five - The German Design Council 178
  • Chapter Six - Design and Domesticity 212
  • Conclusion - The Return of History as Design 249
  • Notes 265
  • Bibliography 319
  • Index 339
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