These Obsessive Men of MoMA Furnished Your Modernist Home
by Jason Farago
The New York Times, September 7, 2017

““Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson,” at the Grey Art Gallery in Washington Square, is the story of two men and a whole country. The men are men of MoMA — the first museum with a curatorial department dedicated to architecture and design, which preached the gospel of the International Style both in New York and via touring exhibitions. The country is the United States — to which they imported, wholesale, a European industrial aesthetic meant to wash away Prairie Style organicism and Art Deco ornament.”

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