For Immediate Release: June 1, 2011
Media Contact: Marketing and Communication Department
Modernism for the Masses
Lecture at the National Building Museum
Lecture and discussion: Alexandra Lange and Russell A. Flinchum, Ph.D. present and discuss the ascension of industrial design during the 1930s and its relationship to the desirability and affordability of “good design” in consumer products. The World’s Fairs of the 1930s exhibited innovative design that became available to the masses, and the lecture explores mass-market stores like Target and IKEA’s contemporary interpretation of 1930s design and production.
Alexandra Lange, critic, architectural historian, and co-author of Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern Living to American Homes
Russell A. Flinchum, Ph.D., archivist of the Century Association Archives Foundation, professor, and author of American Design
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 (Judiciary Square Metro, Red Line)
Tuesday, June 7 / 6:30 – 8:00 pm
$12 Museum and Art Deco Society of Washington Members; $12 Student; $20 Non-member. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
Continuing education credits available: 1.5 LU (AIA)
Stacy Adamson, email@example.com, 202.272.2448, ext. 3458
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