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John VassosIndustrial Design for Modern Life$
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Danielle Shapiro

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693405

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001

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Drawing Modernity

Drawing Modernity

Advertising and Book Illustrations

Chapter:
(p.1) 1. Drawing Modernity
Source:
John Vassos
Author(s):

Danielle Shapiro

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.003.0001

This chapter is a chronological study of Vassos’s most productive period as an illustrator and artist. It focuses on three major works: Salome (1927 and 1930), his first and most popular book; Contempo (1929), a book of social criticism authored by his wife Ruth; and Phobia (1930), which gave him expertise in psychology that he later applied to his designs in the radio and television field.

Keywords:   John Vassos, Salome, Contempo, Phobia, psychology, radio, television, design

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