AUDAC (established 1928)
AUDAC was founded at a time when concerted attempts were being made to promote modern American design and decorative arts and was modelled on European precedents such as the Société des Artistes Décorateurs in France. Many major figures connected with American decorative arts were members and its ideas were promoted through exhibitions held in 1930 in Manhattan and in 1931 in Brooklyn together with its Illustrated Annual of American Design (1931), which contained essays by Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, Lewis Mumford, and others. Many members of AUDAC collaborated with Donald Deskey on the design of the interior furnishings of Radio City Music Hall, New York, in the early 1930s. However, owing to the economic depression of the times, the 1931 exhibition at Brooklyn Museum was AUDAC's last formal public event.
Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.