Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpaper from the 1950s

April 11, 1995 – August 20, 1995

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

East Corridors

Over 50 designs by Le Corbusier, Calder, Matisse, Miro, and others reflect U.S. post-WWII interests. The exuberant colors, patterns, textures and motifs of these wallpapers represent a visual index to society's domestic values and it's fascination with modern art, European travel, teen culture, the burgeoning suburbs, and science and technology.