The Definitive Dwiggins no. 30—The Architect and the Industrial Arts
Entrance to The Architect and the Industrial Arts exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1929). Design by Joseph Urban. Note the poster by W.A. Dwiggins at right. Image source: Digital Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richard F. Bach (1887–1968) organized fifteen annual exhibitions of contemporary industrial art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art between 1917 and 1940.  With them he attempted to promote good design and good taste in manufactured goods. The annuals displayed examples of good design …