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Modernism for the Masses

Audio from the National Building Museum

Presented By: Alexandra Lange, Russell Flinchum
Date Recorded: June 7, 2011
Duration: 01:25:59

Alexandra Lange, critic, architectural historian, and co-author of Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern Living to American Homes, and Russell A. Flinchum, Ph.D., archivist of the Century Association Archives Foundation, professor, and author of American Design, discuss the ascension of industrial design during the 1930s, its relationship to the democratization of “good design” in consumer products, and the contemporary version found in mass-market stores including Target and IKEA.

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