American Style in the 1920s

Author: Sarah D. Coffin and Stephen Harrison
Editor: Cleveland Museum of Art


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Sarah D. Coffin and Stephen Harrison

470 color and 44 archival black & white images
400 pages
9 x 10 in.
Published 2017

Softcover $40.00
Hardcover  $60.00

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.

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