Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.3 of 3

Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy

This exhibition traces the career of Bronislava Nijinska, a pioneering choreographer who was influential in the development of ballet as a modernist art form. The exhibition spans her early training at the Russian Imperial Theatrical School with her brother Vaslav Nijinsky and her career with the Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo through to her years in Paris and the United States.
dance, 20th century, modernism, ballet, theatrical design, costumes, exhibitions

Erich Mendelsohn: Architectural Drawings

Several hundred drawings and dozens of original photographs display architect Erich Mendelsohn’s important work in Germany before the rise of the Third Reich: the Einstein Tower (1920), in Potsdam, considered to be the epitome of Expressionist architecture; the Hat Factory (1921); the Schocken Department Store Building (1926) in Stuttgart, in 1926; and, Mendelsohn’s own home, Villa Rupenhorn (1928) which he and his family occupied briefly before fleeing to England due to growing antisemitism fomented by the ascension of the Nazi regime.
Erich Mendelsohn, Architecture, Germany, 20th century, modernism, expressionism, exhibitions

The Structure of Style: Dutch Modernism in the Applied Arts 1880-1930

This exhibition presents Dutch modernist design from the Museum's permanent collection. Metalwork, ceramics, glass, furniture, graphics, textiles, wallpapers, jewelry, and lighting produced between 1880 and 1930 are on view. Much of the collection on exhibit was donated by Justin G. Schiller.
Dutch design, Holland, Netherlands, modernism, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350069

Elaine Lustig Cohen, Modern Graphic Designer

Elaine Lustig Cohen was one of the few high-profile female graphic designers of the 1950s and 1960s. She successfully integrated European modernism into American printed media, using geometric symbols and abstract structural elements from modern painting, architecture, and typography. Cohen did work for Meridian Books General Motors, the Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, and Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art. She also worked with architects, including Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, and Eero Saarinen, to design interiors, signage, and printed materials.
Elaine Lustig Cohen, graphic design, modernism, 20th century, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350061

The Avant-Garde Letterhead

An exhibition of modernist letterhead and ephemera from the collection of Elaine Lustig Cohen. The 170 examples on display represent art movements such as Italian Futurism, De Stijl, Dada, and the Bauhaus, and include works by Kurt Schwitters, Herbert Bayer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, El Lissitsky, Theo van Doesburg, F. T. Marinetti, and Le Corbusier.
graphic design, letterhead, modernism, Bauhaus, futurism, Dada, De Stijl, Ellen Lupton, Elaine Lustig Cohen, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349911

Book Choice - The Story of Eames Furniture

This is my favorite design book from 2010. Yes, it’s huge! That’s a twelve inch ruler in the photo.
Story of Eames furniture, furniture, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Gestalten, publications, Herman Miller, photos, pattern drawings, portraits, Less and More design ethos of Dieter Rams, European, modernism, Industrial Design, materials, USA, Marilyn Neuhart, author, biographies, Eames Repertory Company, Eero Saarinen, Deborah Sussman