The Fate of Fonts, Part Two

The Fate of Fonts Typography in the 1920s,  Part Two Printing and its old-fashioned fonts had long been viewed as problematic, and, in the nineteenth century, the English designer, William Morris, set out to revive what had once been an art form with the famous...

The Fate of Fonts, Part One

The Fate of Fonts Typography in the 1920s,  Part One Until the 1920s, a printer’s font was selected and combined into words with the intention that the words were going to be read. This assertion may seem axiomatic at first, but, in the modern era, fonts were...

Art Deco as Product Design

Defining Art Deco as Consumerism The Artist and Product Design In the spring of 1925, the city of Paris hosted the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Decorative Arts and Modern Industries), which was a...

Le Corbusier: Purism as Architecture

The Pavillion de l’Esprit Nouveau (1925) The House as a Machine Although the Pavillion de l’Esprit Nouveau met the fate of all exhibition buildings—it was demolished in 1926—the famous dwelling was rebuilt in Bologna Italy in 1977 by the architectural firm Oubrerie e...

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