LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Dr. Martin Eidelberg, professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University and an expert on art pottery and Tiffany glass, will be the speaker at Rago Arts and Auction Center on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Eastern. His talk is titled “The Men of Modern Design.”
Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 N. Main St., will host an open house beginning at 5 p.m. The auction house will open at noon during the preview for Rago’s 20th Century Design Auctions.
About 1930, the history of modern design in the United States took a decisive turn when a small group of young men (almost all under 30) became aware of modern Dutch and German architecture, and they brought that functionalist, Bauhaus-oriented style to New York. Many of them, including Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson, worked at the newly founded Museum of Modern Art, and this institution became a center of advocacy for what they christened the “International Style.”
Eidelberg has two principal fields of research. He has published widely on the drawings and paintings of Antoine Watteau, as well as on many of the artists associated with him. His second field of specialization is modern decorative arts. In addition to publishing extensively on the American Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau, with particular emphasis on American ceramics and the work of Louis C. Tiffany, he has also written widely about mid-20th century design.
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