Great Buildings Site
- This is a great
site for looking up individual buildings from all over the world. It includes
information on the buildings and images of them.
- The New York Times,
Time magazine, Fortune magazine from the 1930's.
- These are available
on microfilm in most large libraries and are an infinite resource for contemporary
reactions to art, exhibitions, buildings, and design.
- American Visions:
The Epic History of Art in America by Robert Hughes
- This book is an
excellent art, design, and architecture resource. Chapter 6, "Early Modernism"
and chapter 7, "Streamlines and Breadlines", are full of images from the 1930's.
- The Machine
Age by Richard Guy Wilson
- This is a large
book, full of great images from the 1920's, 30's, and 40's. It it an interesting
cultural account of how modernism and the machine aesthetic were embraced
by America. Required reading for anyone interested in modern, streamlined
design popular at this time.
- Design this
Day by Walter Dorwin Teaque (1930)
- Teaque was one
of the first industrial designers, and his book covers the incorporation of
design into buildings, interiors, transportation, etc. The book also contains
pages and pages of machine images.
- Modern Architecture:
International Exhibition (1932)
- Museum of Modern
Art, New York
by Norman Bel Geddes (1932)
- Bel Geddes was
another prominent industrial designer in the 1920's and 1930's. He was very
interested in streamlining and in designing machines for the future, some
of which were quite outlandish. He designed the Futurama exhibition at the
1930 s to 1950 s
History of Racing 1930 s
s Golden Era Aircraft
Historic Route 66 Federation Photo Gallery
1930 s and 1940 s Web Links