Design Fashion Culture, 1925–1940
Museum of the City of New York
Paris/New York explored the period between the world wars when New York City, looking to Paris for inspiration, became the international cultural capital it is today. Bringing together well-known figures such as Josephine Baker and Salvador Dali and reviving the reputations of forgotten ones, the show examined the Paris/New York dialogue in the fields of architecture, furniture design, fashion, painting, and the performing arts, among other spheres. The exhibition was accompanied by a 240-page catalog.
Mr. Albrecht conceived the idea of the show and catalog, selected all artifacts, wrote exhibition text, and assembled the design team and catalog essayists.
Features and reviews in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.
“Mr. Albrecht has done a superb job of extracting maximum wattage from every juxtaposition, object and image, including a great many surprisingly effective digital reproductions.”
Roberta Smith, New York Times, October 2, 2008
Exhibition and catalog designer: Pure+Applied
Lighting designer: Anita Jorgensen
Installation photographer: Bilyana Dmitrova