VITAL FORMS: AMERICAN ART AND DESIGN IN THE ATOMIC AGE 1940-1960 Brooke Kamin Rapaport and Kevin Stayton

VITAL FORMS: AMERICAN ART AND DESIGN IN THE ATOMIC AGE 1940-1960. Brooke Kamin Rapaport and Kevin Stayton. Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2001. First edition. 8.5 x 11" hardcover book, 256 pages. 237 illustrations including 107 in full color.

Created for the Vital forms: American art and design in Atomic age, 1940-1960 exhibit by the Brooklyn Museum of Art, from October 12 2001 - January 6 2002.

Features designs by charles eames, ray eames, george nelson, isamu noguchi, eero saarinen, eva ziesel, russel wright, t. h. robsjohn-gibbings, louis kahn, alvin lustig, alexander calder, frank lloyd wright, harley earl, georgia o'keefe, jackson pollock, louise nevelson, alvar aalto, bruce goff, frederick kiesler, john funk, garrett eckbo, thomas church, morris lapidus, bertrand goldberg, mies van der rohe, gertrud and otto natzler, peter voulkos, norman bel geddes, harry bertoia, raymond loewy, paul rand, herbert bayer, margaret de patta, victor gruen, christian dior, salvador dali, a. quincy jones and many others.

Contents: foreword; lenders to the exhibition; introduction; the united states, 1941-1963: a historical overview; the greater mystery ofthings: aspects of vital forms in american art; building organic form: architecture, ceramics, glass andmetal in the 1940s and 1950s; from futurama to motorama; organic glitz: designing popular culture inthe postwar era; notes; acknowledgements; selected bibliography; index and photographic credits