Denman Ross and American Design Theory
Marie FrankE-book: $37.99
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This fascinating cultural biography reveals the influence of Denman Ross and the Boston art scene from the Gilded Age to early modernism. More than simply resurrecting the reputation of a largely neglected figure, Frank explains how Ross helped move American design theory from European models based in romanticism to the pragmatic formalism that defined 20th-century art, architecture, and design. . . . This marvelous book employs superb scholarship to fittingly document Ross's intellectual contribution. . . . Highly recommended.
Thoroughly researched, comprehensive, and engagingly written, Denman Ross and American Design Theory reveals the life, times, and "pure design" theory of early twentieth-century artist Denman Waldo Ross. . . . Frank's book is a model of lucid organization and careful scholarship . . . a fine critical analysis of a man and a theory.
--The New England Quarterly
MARIE FRANK is an associate professor of art history at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.