American design of the 1920s was influenced by Vienna nearly as much as by Paris, where the Austrian city was admired as a center of design education and production. As early as the 19th century, the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts) was approaching design holistically, breaking down barriers between disciplines. The next century embraced design reformers such as Josef Hoffmann who applied their ideas to traditional crafts with the goal of producing a coherent and connected environment through related patterns, forms, and colors.
Recommended reading from Director of Ingalls Library, Heather Saunders. This gripping novel about a free-spirited photographer who is new to Shaker Heights has a pivotal scene that takes place in the CMA.
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History host the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives for in-service day