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By Mark Mussari

Danish Modern explores the improvement of mid-century modernist layout in Denmark from historic, analytical and theoretical views. Mark Mussari explores the connection among Danish layout aesthetics and the theoretical and cultural impression of Modernism, fairly among 1930 and 1960. He considers how Danish designers answered to early Modernist currents: the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930, their rejection of Bauhaus aesthetic calls for, their early fealty to wooden and fabrics, and the strain among cabinetmaker craft and business construction because it challenged and changed their aesthetic strategy. Tracing the theoretical foundations for those advancements, Mussari discusses the writings and works of such figures as Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Nanna Ditzel, and Finn Juhl.

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