Selected Bibliography of Materials at the MoMA Library.


Design Quarterly. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1954–1996.

Die Form. Berlin: Kurt Schroeder, 1925–1935.

Industrial Design. New York: Design Publications, 1954–2009.

Innendekoration. Darmstadt: A. Koch, 1906–1944.

Interiors. Stroudsburg: Whitney, 1940–.

Praesens. Warszawa: Wydziatu Architektury Politechniki Warszawskiej, 1926–1930.

Studio Year-Book of Decorative Art. London: Studio, 1906–1960.


Rouaud, Jacques. 60 Ans D’arts Menagers. Paris: Syros, 1989.

McHugh, Kathleen Anne. American Domesticity: From How-to Manual to Hollywood Melodrama. New York: Oxford, 1999.

Lupton, Ellen, and J. Abbott Miller. The Bathroom, the Kitchen and the Aesthetics of Waste: A Process of Elimination. New York: Kiosk, 1992.

Werkbund, Deutschen. Bau Und Wohnung: Die Bauten der Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart Errichtet 1927 Nach Vorschlagen Des Deutschen Werkbundes Im Auftrag der Stadt Suttgart Und Im Rahmen der Werkbundausstellung “Die Wohnung” [Facsimile]. Stuttgart: Kramer, 1992.

Design for Use, U.S.A: Objets Usuels Selectionnes Par Le Musee D’art Moderne De New York. Paris 1952.

Design, Council of Industrial. Design in the Festival, Illustrating a Selection of Well-Designed British Goods… London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1951.

Schneck, Adolf G. Die Billige Wohnung. Hellerau: Deutsche Werkstätten.

Bill, Max. Die Gute Form: 6 Jahre Auszeichnung “Die Gute Form” An der Schweizer Mustermesse in Basel. Winterthur: Verlag Buchdruckerei Winterthur, 1957.

Spechtenhauser, Klaus, ed. Die Kuche Lebenswelt. Basel: Birkhauser, 2006.

Domus: Arte e Stile Nella Casa, Arte E Stile Nell’industria. Milan: s.n., 1928.

Hamby, William H. A House with No Kitchen. New York: Revere Copper and Brass, 1943.

Taylor, John R. J. The Ideal Home 1900–1920: The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft. New York: Whitney Museum, 1995.

———. The Ideal Home: A Detached Look at Modern Living. New York: Whitney Museum, 1995.

Zanuso, Marco. La Cucina. Milano: Domus, 1945.

Poletti, Raffaella. La Cucina Elettrica : I Piccoli Elettrodomestici Da Cucina Dalle Origini Agli Anni Settanta : Il Progetto Philips by Alessi = Small Kitchen Appliances from Their Invention to the Seventies : The Philips Project by Alessi / Raffaella Poletti. Edited by Alessi and Gloeilampenfabrieken Philips, Small Kitchen Appliances from Their Invention to the Seventies. Milano : Crusinallo :: Electa ; Alessi, 1994.

Lippincott, J. Gordon. The Living Kitchen: Where Drudgery Is Banished. New York: Revere Copper and Brass, 1944.

Freeman, June. The Making of the Modern Kitchen: A Cultural History. Oxford: Berg, 2004.

Noever, Peter, ed. Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky: Soziale Architektur. Bohlau: Wien, 1996.

Wright, Mary, and Russel Wright. Mary and Russel Wright’s Guide to Easier Living. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1951.

Frederick, Christine McGaffey. The New Housekeeping: Efficiency Studies in Home Management. Garden City: Doubleday, 1928.

Vossoughian, Nader, and D’Laine Camp. Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis. Rotterdam: Nai, 2008.

Wright, Russel. Russel Wright: Good Design Is for Everyone. New York: Universe, 2001.

Salon Des Arts Menagers: Catalogue Officiel. Paris: Salon des Arts Menagers, 1951.

Frederick, Christine. Selling Mrs. Consumer. New York: Business Bourse, 1929.

Rutherford, Janice Williams. Selling Mrs. Consumer: Christine Frederick and the Rise of Household Efficiency. Athens: University of Georgia, 2003.

Daniel, Greta. Useful Objects Today. New York: MoMA, 1954.

Schutte-Lihotzky, Margarete. Warum Ich Architektin Wurde. Salzburg: Residenz, 2004.

Kirsch, Karin. Weissenhofsiedlung: Experimental Housing Built for the Deutscher Werkbund, Stuttgart, 1927. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1992.

Kirsch, Karin. Wohnen Heute 3: Schweizer Warenkatalog 1960 Teufen: Arthur Niggli, 1960.

kitchen scenes in film

Stills from the films listed below, together with some as yet unidentified, are on display in the exhibition. All are drawn from MoMA’s collection.

Kärlek och Journalistik (Love and Journalism). 1913. Sweden. Directed by Mauritz Stiller

Pleasure Mad. 1923. USA. Directed by Reginald Barker

Too Young to Marry. 1931. USA. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Shoot the Works. 1934. USA. Directed by Wesley Ruggles

Sprucin’ Up. 1935. USA. Directed by Gus Meins

Luckiest Girl in the World. 1936. USA. Directed by Edward Buzzell

Magnificent Brute. 1936. USA. Directed by John G. Blystone

Modern Times. 1936. USA. Directed by Charles Chaplin

My Man Godfrey. 1936. USA. Directed by Gregory LaCava

The Man I Marry. 1936. USA. Directed by Ralph Murphy

I Married a Doctor. 1936. USA. Directed by Archie Mayo

Meet Nero Wolfe. 1936. USA. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman

Borrowed Trouble. 1937. USA. Directed by Carter DeHaven

Always in Trouble. 1938. USA. Directed by Joseph Santley

Jitterbugs. 1938. USA. Directed by Walter Graham

Merrily We Live. 1938. USA. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod

The Beloved Brat. 1938. USA. Directed by Arthur Lubin

You Can’t Take It With You. 1938. USA. Directed by Frank Capra

Invisible Stripes. 1939. USA. Directed by Lloyd Bacon

Blondie Meets the Boss. 1939. USA. Directed by Frank R. Strayer

Calling Dr. Kildare. 1939. USA. Directed by Harold S. Bucquet

On Borrowed Time. 1939. USA. Directed by Harold S. Bucquet

Christmas in July. 1940. USA. Directed by Preston Sturges

Three Cheers for the Irish. 1940. USA. Directed by Lloyd Bacon

Blondie in Society. 1941. USA. Directed by Frank R. Strayer

Manpower. 1941. USA. Directed by Raoul Walsh

Puddin’ Head. 1941. USA Directed by Joseph Santley

Man Hunt. 1941. USA. Directed by Fritz Lang

Shantytown. 1943. USA. Directed by Joseph Santley

Arsenic and Old Lace. 1944. USA. Directed by Frank Capra

The Sullivans. 1944. USA. Directed by Lloyd Bacon

Christmas in Connecticut. 1945. USA. Directed by Peter Godfrey

Pillow to Post. 1945. USA. Directed by Vincent Sherman

Janie Gets Married. 1946. USA. Directed by Vincent Sherman

The Best Years of Our Lives. 1946. USA. Directed by Samuel Goldwyn

My Wild Irish Rose. 1947. USA. Directed by David Butler

The Egg and I. 1947. USA. Directed by Chester Erskine

Room for One More. 1952. USA. Directed by Norman Taurog

How to Marry a Millionaire. 1953. USA. Directed by Jean Negulesko

The Long Grey Line. 1955. USA. Directed by John Ford

Young at Heart. 1954. USA. Directed by Gordon Douglas

Full of Life. 1956. USA. Directed by Richard Quine

My Man Godfrey. 1957. USA. Directed by Henry Koster

The Catered Affair. 1957. USA. Directed by Richard Brooks

Imitation of Life. 1959. USA. Directed by Douglas Sirk

Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. 1960. USA. Directed by Charles Walters

The Apartment. 1960. USA. Directed by Billy Wilder

A Raisin in the Sun. 1961. USA. Directed by Daniel Petrie

The Thrill of It All. 1963. USA. Directed by Norman Jewison

The Odd Couple. 1968. USA. Directed by Gene Saks

The Stepford Wives. 1975. USA. Directed by Bryan Forbes

Kramer vs. Kramer. 1979. USA. Directed by Robert Benton

Tootsie. 1982. USA. Directed by Sydney Pollack

Uncle Buck. 1989. USA. Directed by John Hughes

Point of No Return. 1993. USA. Directed by John Badham

Big Night. 1995. USA. Directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci