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Organic Design, MoMA 1940: the breath of modernity reaches Latin America

SALINAS FLORES, Oscar;

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MoMA, in 1940 summoned American designers to present their best furniture designs, inspired in a new trend: organic design. Also another historical event in modern design appears, calling for proposals for a new design contest to the American continent’s nations. This paper analyzes the participants, shows the progress in design of each country, the award’s expectations, and the following events showing the possibilities and reality of the USA and Latin America.

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Palavras-chave: Design pioneers, Modernism, Microhistory, Hegemonic history,

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DOI: 10.5151/design-icdhs-094

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SALINAS FLORES, Oscar; "Organic Design, MoMA 1940: the breath of modernity reaches Latin America", p. 426-429 . In: Farias, Priscila Lena; Calvera, Anna; Braga, Marcos da Costa & Schincariol, Zuleica (Eds.). Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2012. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, ISBN: 978-85-212-0692-7
DOI 10.5151/design-icdhs-094

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