american national exhibition

HARRY BERTOIA, Installing a monumental Sonambient sounding sculpture outside the Colorado National Bank (architect Minoru Yamasaki) in 1976. Image from The World of Bertoia (2003),courtesy of Val Bertoia.

A model American kitchen at the American National Exhibition in Sokolniki Park, Moscow in 1959, which sparked the “Kitchen Debate” between Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon, a debate over Soviet vs. American superiority through the lens of household technology and consumerism.