Everyday Modern

The Industrial Design of Alfonso Iannelli

by David Jameson

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Alfonso Iannelli was like an Italian Renaissance artist marooned in the twentieth century. Instead of creating altarpieces and carving saints, he put his creative energies in the 1930s 1950s into the design of electric knife sharpeners, coffee makers and drink mixers. With new research and over 200 photographs, drawings and plans, EVERYDAY MODERN: THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN OF ALFONSO IANNELLI tells the stories of those objects.

Alfonso Iannelli’s remarkable career, in Chicago from 1914 to 1965, spanned the Arts & Crafts and Prairie School movements to the MAD MEN mid-century modern era and connected architecture, graphics, industrial design, and education. Working in the field then known as “commercial art” or “applied art,” Iannelli aimed to infuse buildings, products, and advertising with a unified visual integrity in order to surround, inspire, and enlighten everyday life.

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Author

by David Jameson

Format

Softcover, 172 pages

ISBN

978-0990992134

Year

2015