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Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts #24 Design Culture Identity: The Wolfsonian Collection (Spring 2002)

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Senior Editor
Leslie Sternlieb

Guest Editor
Joel Hoffman

The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, founded in 1986 and now published by The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, explores themes relating to The Wolfsonian collection and to the visual language of objects. It conveys to readers the power of design and shows how design shapes and reflects human values and experience.

With this issue, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University celebrates the integration into its publishing program of The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts. It seemed appropriate to dedicate the first volume published under the auspices of FIU to scholarship conducted on the Wolfsonian's collection, primarily through its fellowship program. Established in 1993 to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to research in the material culture of the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, the Wolfsonian's fellowship program has hosted a number of scholars from North and South America, Europe, and Australia, and supported a diversity of projects examining aesthetics, production, use, and cultural significance of decorative arts, design, and architecture.
 
Table of Contents, Issue 24/The Wolfsonian Collection Theme Issue
 
Defining the Wolfsonian Collection, through Objects, Presentations, and Perceptions

By Joel M. Hoffman

 

Stalin as Isis and Ra: Socialist Realism and the Art of Design

By John E. Bowlt

 

Modernity and Tradition in Hungarian Furniture, 1900-1938: Three Generations

By Juliet Kinchin

 

W.A.S. Benson, Machinery, and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain

By Alan Crawford

 

Feast of Dutch Diversity: Nieuwe Kunst Book Design

By Alston W. Purvis

 

Mobilizing the Nation: Italian Propaganda in the Great War

By Thomas Row

 

The Tripoli Trade Fair and the Representation of Italy’s African Colonies

By Bran L. McLaren

 

From World War I to the Popular Front: The Art an Activism of Hugo Gellert

By James Wechsler

 

Looking at Labor: Images of Work in 1930s American Art

By Erika Doss

 

“Painting Section” in Black and White: Ethel Magafan’s Cotton Pickers

By Susan Valdés-Dapena