This book, Inventing The Modern World – Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851 - 1939, explores innovation and its effect on the creation of objects and modern life. The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. This book contains more than 200 examples of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and textiles from private and public collections.
This softcover book is used but in good condition. There is a small crease at the top right hand corner on the front cover. The book is clean and the interior is unmarked.
This large book contains 304 pages including over 200 illustrations in color and black-and-white, an index, a selected bibliography, checklist of the exhibition, a list of exhibition firms, designers and artists.
Title: Inventing the Modern World – Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851-1939
Authors: Jason T.Busch and Catherine L. Futter
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli Publications/Carnegie Museum of Art
Location: New York
Date of Publication: 2012
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 10.25 x 12 inches