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The Museum of Modern Art, 07/04/21–01/02/22

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Automania

Edited by Juliet Kinchin. Text by Paul Galloway, Andrew Gardner, Juliet Kinchin.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Automania'.

How motor vehicles reshaped the way people lived, worked and played in the 20th century, and their enduring influence on the built environment

Drawing on the wealth of automobile-related design, art and architecture in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Automania takes an in-depth look at an industrial object that changed the world. From its first appearance as a plaything for the rich in the 1890s to its establishment as a utilitarian necessity of modern life, the car has transformed the ways in which we live, work and enjoy ourselves, inspiring countless designers and artists working in various mediums.
Some have viewed the automobile as the ultimate expression of technological progress, capable of bringing about widespread economic growth and positive societal change. Others have seen it as the enemy of humanistic values, leading only to rising fatalities and the proliferation of hazardous waste and pollution. But all have recognized it as central to contemporary life, design and culture.
Automania traces the rich cultural history of the car while giving pride of place to the ten vehicles in MoMA’s collection, which mark pivotal moments in the history of automotive design. These include the Jeep M-38A1 Utility Truck, the Citroën DS 23 Sedan, the Volkswagen Type 1 Sedan, the Fiat 500f City Car, the Cisitalia 202 GT Car, the Ferrari Formula 1 Racing Car 641/2, the Porsche 911 Coupé, the Airstream Bambi Travel Trailer, the Jaguar E-Type Roadster and the Smart Car Coupé.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Automania'.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New Yorker

Andrea K. Scott

Do cars represent the freedom of the open road or are they harbingers of ruin? The answer is yes in “Automania."

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MoMA's 'Automania' traces the rich cultural history of the car

MoMA's 'Automania' traces the rich cultural history of the car

Featured images are reproduced from Automania, published to accompany the highly anticipated exhibition of automobile-related design, art and architecture on view now at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. “From plaything of the rich to utilitarian necessity of modern life to artistic muse, the car has triggered conflicting responses since its first appearance in the 1890s,” the editors write. “Some have viewed the car as the ultimate expression of technological progress, capable of bringing about positive societal change, while others have seen it as the enemy of humanistic values, leading only to destruction. Current efforts to render the combustion engine redundant suggest we have reached a critical moment in this narrative. Robot-controlled cars promise cleaner air. Fewer young people are learning to drive, and fewer still are able to repair cars, including the electric models that are becoming increasingly prevalent. Escalating environmental concerns, combined with the restricted mobility and economic crisis engendered by the COVID-10 pandemic, are focusing public attention on the urgent need for creative strategies and government action to shape the future of personal transportation. New directions will require clear-eyed reflection on why cars have been, and continue to be, so important to us. For all their ubiquity and attendant problems, these everyday objects still have the power to enthrall as works of art—if only as museum pieces.”

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Ferdinand Porsche, Volkswagenwerk AG, Wolfsburg, West Germany. Volkswagen Type 1 Sedan. Designed 1938 (this example 1959); Vern Blosum, "Time Expired" 1962; Flaminio Bertoni, André Lefèbvre, Paul Magès, Robert Opron; Citroën, France. DS 23 Sedan. Designed 1954-1967 (this example 1973); Margaret Bourke-White, Chrysler Corporation,1932.

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Jasper Morrison: The Hard Life

JASPER MORRISON: THE HARD LIFE

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785140
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Pub Date: 5/22/2017
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Jasper Morrison: A Book of Things

JASPER MORRISON: A BOOK OF THINGS

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784631
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Pub Date: 6/26/2015
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The Glass of the Architects

THE GLASS OF THE ARCHITECTS

Edited by Rainald Franz. Text by Pasquale Gagliardi, Valerio Terraroli, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Andreas Vass.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857232447
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Pub Date: 2/21/2017
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Unimark International

UNIMARK INTERNATIONAL

By Joe Conradi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781845
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Pub Date: 10/29/2009
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Super Normal

SUPER NORMAL

By Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781067
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Pub Date: 4/23/2007
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Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design

STILE DUCATI: A VISUAL HISTORY OF DUCATI DESIGN

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ISBN: 9788857232775
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Pub Date: 8/15/2017
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BMW

BMW

By Claudio Somazzi, Massimo Bonsignori.

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ISBN: 9788857219547
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Pub Date: 3/4/2014
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Antonio Citterio

ANTONIO CITTERIO

By Alba Cappellieri.

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ISBN: 9788876246470
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Pub Date: 10/23/2007
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The Long Life of Design in Italy

THE LONG LIFE OF DESIGN IN ITALY

By Stefano Casciani. Foreword by Giorgio Busnelli.

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ISBN: 9788857231808
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Pub Date: 12/20/2016
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Sottsass: 700 Drawings

SOTTSASS: 700 DRAWINGS

By Milco Carboni.

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ISBN: 9788876240935
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Pub Date: 9/6/2005
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Scavolini 1961-2011: 50 Years of Kitchens

SCAVOLINI 1961-2011: 50 YEARS OF KITCHENS

Edited by Massimo Martignoni. Contributions by Valentina Dalla Costa, Philippe Daverio, Gabriele Basilico.

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ISBN: 9788857206318
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Pub Date: 5/31/2011
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Nautor's Swan

NAUTOR'S SWAN

Edited by Bianca Ascenti. Text by Matthew Sheahan.

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ISBN: 9788857231815
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Pub Date: 1/10/2017
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