"Defining Modernism at the American Designers' Gallery, New York" Studies in the Decorative Arts (The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, Spring-Summer 2007), 79.
In late 1928 and early 1929, two major exhibitions were held at the American Designers' Gallery, which had been established by fifteen New York City designers to display and sell contemporary works of fine and decorative art. In the first exhibition, the designers presented room settings that mirrored the various iterations of European modern design, ranging from sumptuous art deco to simple functionalism. In the second one they melded and modified the various strains of European modern design to produce a distinctively American version of modern design. In this article Ms. Friedman discusses the Gallery exhibitions and their importance in the development of American modern design.