Sarah D. Coffin and
The decade known as the Jazz Age was a time of growth and fortune, oppression and revolution. Spurred by innovation and the audacity of youth, architects, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and designers alike created unprecedented responses to the demand for a new American lifestyle; some looked back for inspiration, and others marched forward with ideas for a fresh vocabulary to voice the optimism of the day. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full-color illustrations and featuring essays by two leading historians of decorative art and design, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s reveals how designers established a new visual representation of modernity within the context of a changing world.
Catalogue to the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, 4/7/17 to 8/20/17
Cleveland Museum of Art, 9/30/17 to 1/14/18
470 color and 44 archival black & white images
9 x 10 in.