Jan 5, 2009

Design Loves a Depression

(NYTimes) - ... The pain of layoffs notwithstanding, the design world could stand to come down a notch or two — and might actually find a new sense of relevance in the process. That was the case during the Great Depression, when an early wave of modernism flourished in the United States, partly because it efficiently addressed the middle-class need for a pared-down life without servants and other Victorian trappings. Continued

Photo: Ray and Charles Eames Working on a Conceptual Model for the Exhibition Mathematica. (Library of Congress)


Stacey A said...

I really enjoyed reading this design story. Thanks for pointing it out!