St. Louis Modern exhibition catalogue is coming soon to the Museum Shops

By | September 23, 2015

stl Modern front cover onlySt. Louis Modern is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring a comprehensive essay on modern architecture in St. Louis by architectural historian Mary Reid Brunstrom; and essays on prewar and postwar modern design in St. Louis by exhibition organizers co-curators David Conradsen, the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, and Genevieve Cortinovis, research assistant.

Brunstrom offers a thoughtful analysis of both the Gateway Arch and the modern built environment that already was taking shape by the late 1920s. Conradsen and Cortinovis will expand on themes explored in the exhibition, including in-depth examinations of the city’s embrace of modern aesthetics in sculpture, silver, stained glass, murals, and textiles. Starting in late October, the 184-page catalogue can be purchased in the Museum Shops for $35.