Book, Your World of Tomorrow, 1939
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.
Since the dominance of streets by cars at the beginning of the 20th century, American designers have persistently envisioned a future of better-designed cities navigated by futuristic vehicles.
The 1939 New York World’s Fair showed visitors the future of better living possible in the “World of Tomorrow,” which was the fair’s central theme. Henry Dreyfuss’s Democracity, viewed in the Perisphere pictured on the front of this publication, presented a harmonious vision of urban design—a green city center with a perfect traffic system surrounded by industrial and residential towns.
It is credited
Smithsonian Libraries, T785.B1 Y58 1939.
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Its dimensions are
35 × 23 × 2 cm (13 3/4 × 9 1/16 × 13/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.