Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1929

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2023

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Book, The New Interior Decoration: An Introduction to Its Principles, and International Survey of Its Methods

This is a Book. It was featuring artwork by E. McKnight Kauffer and published by B. T. Batsford Ltd. and Charles Scribners’ Sons. It is dated 1929. Its medium is letterpress halftone. It is a part of the department.

Kauffer and Dorn approached the rug as a medium for modern art and often included their individual signatures within the rugs’ patterns. One of the most important design books of the era was The New Interior Decoration by friends Dorothy Todd and Raymond Mortimer, who chose Kauffer’s vibrant mural design as the frontispiece. Chapters on rugs and textiles also included Kauffer’s and Dorn’s latest work.

It is credited Exhibition purchase.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (open and on mount): 17.8 × 38.1 × 29.2 cm (7 in. × 15 in. × 11 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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