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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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The Century of Progress Exhibition of 1933-1934 introduced functionalism to the American public in its "House of the Future" show. There the public saw the machinelike contours of new tables, chairs, dishes, and household items. Throughout the exhibition and particularly in the "House of the Future," the future was conceived of as technologically advanced by its rejection of Victorian excesses. Ornamentation was discarded for streamlined simplicity. Gone were overstuffed chairs and sofas cluttered with pillows and finely handcrafted details. Modern sofas were narrower, with slim cushions and armrests, and were unadorned by complicated patterns or pillows. Chairs were noted for the prominence of the frames. Solid wood frames with one- or two-toned colored cushions were popular. Rooms were planned to enhance their function as living spaces rather than being museum-like parlors from which to conduct business. Bookshelves were incorporated into the walls, and carpets were...

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