Lisa Schrenk Essay Published in New Book on Chicago Art Deco
Associate Professor Lisa Schrenk authored “Design Evolution: Art Deco at the Century of Progress International Exposition,” one of five leading essays in the just released book Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America, edited by Robert Bruegmann and published by Yale University Press.
The publication, which offers significant new insights into Chicago’s design history, “narrates Art Deco’s evolution in 101 key works, carefully curated and chronologically organized to tell the story of not just a style but a set of sensibilities. Critical essays from leading figures in the field discuss the ways in which Art Deco created an entire visual universe that extended to architecture, advertising, household objects, clothing, and even food design. Through this comprehensive approach to one of the 20th century’s most pervasive modes of expression in America, Art Deco Chicago provides an essential overview of both this influential style and the metropolis that came to embody it.”