Design Meriden articles

Theo van Doesburg’s Space-time construction #3 and Composition XX in the Painting toward architecture exhibitions (1947-52)

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R.J. Preece - 10 Jun 18

Theo van Doesburg’s Space-time construction #3 and Composition XX in the Painting toward architecture exhibitions (1947-52) The influential Space-time... in the original PtA is also a key element in a travelling exhibition focused on architect Harry Seidler. Next scheduled venue: Chicago,...

Historical designers and inventors that contributed designs and technological development to Connecticut companies [webpage in development]

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ADC staff - 26 Apr 18

Historical designers and inventors that contributed designs and technological development to Connecticut companies [webpage in development] An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. Below is a developing, selected list of historical designers— and inventors— that contributed designs and...

Oscar Niemeyer / Roberto Burle Marx. Tremaine House & Painting toward architecture (2017)

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Oscar Niemeyer / Roberto Burle Marx. Tremaine House & Painting toward architecture (2017) Left: Oscar Neimeyer. Beach House for Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, project, Santa Barbara / (Montecito), California, (1948); Right: Roberto Burle Marx. Design for a garden, (1948). Both in the...

Frank Lloyd Wright. Project for Meteor Crater & Painting toward architecture (2017)

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Frank Lloyd Wright. Project for Meteor Crater & Painting toward architecture (2017) Click below to see a black-and-white reproduction of the color drawing showing FLW’s Meteor Crater design, on view in the 2017 MoMA exhibition. See Arthur Drexler’s 1962 book: The drawings of Frank Lloyd...

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie & Painting toward architecture (2018)

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie & Painting toward architecture (2018) Piet Mondrian. Victory Boogie Woogie, (1942-44). Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands. A third work with Miller Company Painting toward architecture-era (c. 1945-55) roots— and featured in the PtA...

Painting toward architecture (1947-52) in 2017: Three works, three histories, three Modern mysteries

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Painting toward architecture (1947-52) in 2017: Three works, three histories, three Modern mysteries From left to right: Design drawing for Meteor Crater, Frank Lloyd Wright (this drawing not in MoMA exhibition); Design for a garden by Roberto Burle Marx, (1948), in DB KunstHalle show...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1950)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1950) This is a pdf reprint of the 1950 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted below with permission. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1951)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1951) This is a pdf reprint of the 1951 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues and...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1952)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1952) This is a pdf reprint of the 1952 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues...

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017)

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R.J. Preece - 01 Jul 17

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017) Painting toward architecture exhibition as installed at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (January-February 1950). Courtesy the Karl Kamrath Collection, University of Texas at Austin architectural archives. Emily Hall Tremaine...

Design Meriden 1(2) (2016)

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ADC staff - 28 Sep 16

Design Meriden 1(2) (2016) This issue focuses on Modernism in Meriden. Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford: Interview of Jewel Stern (2016) > R.J. Preece interviews Jewel Stern to learn about her research and work related to her book Modernism in American silver and the accompanying...

Jewel Stern interview: Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford (2016)

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R.J. Preece - 28 Sep 16

Jewel Stern interview: Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford (2016) Specialists and enthusiasts of Modernist silver design definitely know her work. Jewel Stern, curator, writer, and collector showed the topic in its fullest form in her book Modernism in American Silver. The accompanying...

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52) by the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: The artworks and designs (2016)

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ADC staff - 28 Aug 16

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52) by the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: The artworks and designs (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. Artworks exhibited in Painting toward architecture (1947-52) It is important to note that over the 28(+) venues...

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52), Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: Documentation and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 16 Jul 16

The Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52), Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art: Documentation and historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource.

Meriden, CT area maps and illustrations showing historical company locations (2016)

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ADC staff - 02 Jul 16

Meriden, CT area maps and illustrations showing historical company locations (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. A. Maps / illustrations of Meriden [1] (1875) - O.H. Bailey & Co. City of Meriden, Conn. 1875: [birds eye view]. Boston. [1 print; lithograph, 55 x 67...

Historical Meriden-area design exhibitions & expositions list (1851 - present)

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ADC staff - 16 Jun 16

Historical Meriden-area design exhibitions & expositions list (1851 - present) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. This compilation is currently in development. Researchers should note that the listings below have been put together quickly and inclusion in the exhibition is...

Artworks owned by the Miller Company, Burton Tremaine and Emily Hall Tremaine in exhibitions (1945-present)

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ADC staff - 16 Jun 16

Artworks owned by the Miller Company, Burton Tremaine and Emily Hall Tremaine in exhibitions (1945-present) "The part that the Medicis played in Renaissance Italy can be best approximated today by such great corporations as those that I have named and...

History books on the Meriden area, including information on companies (2016)

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ADC staff - 11 Jun 16

History books on the Meriden area, including information on companies (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. (1849) - Perkins, G.W. Historical sketches of Meriden. Franklin E. Hinman: West Meriden. 117 pp. ("on pp. 115-17, "Manufactures in Meriden in 1849" are listed.)...

Critical seminar series proposal - Rethinking the landscape: History of art and design in Meriden (2015-16)

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ADC staff - 10 Apr 16

Critical seminar series proposal - Rethinking the landscape: History of art and design in Meriden (2015-16) Culturally-interested Meriden high school students should be thoroughly informed about the art/design soil beneath their feet, before going off to college. Did you know that several,...

The famed Wilcox mansion in Meriden and its demise (2014/16)

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Paul Butkus - 19 Mar 16

The famed Wilcox mansion in Meriden and its demise (2014/16) Designer Paul Butkus reviews a presentation about the glamorous Meriden mansion that eventually faced the wrecking ball, with parlor room saved, and on view, at the Met in New York. Brian Confrancesco. (2014). Lecture: "Jedediah...

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