© Gordon Coster - TVA dam (1942)
© Margaret Bourke-White - Wing nuts (1930)
The serie also includes the less well known Paul Woolf's neatly arrayed "Knitting Needles" (1935), Ed Quigley's "Untitled", a swanky display of different sized ball bearings and his delicate "Diston Steel" (1938) and Gordon Coster's abstract "Design Magazine" (1954).
© Paul J Woolf - Knitting needles (1935)
© Gordon Coster - Dry-dock Baltimore (1927)
The versatile Mr Coster has twelve pictures in the show, including such diverses subjects as TVA dam construction (1942), a solarized SS Normandie (1935), a man painting the sterne of a ship in "Dry-dock Baltimore" (1927), and the modernist "Untitled" (1925) a worker dwarfed in a mesh of steel girders and wires. His pictures of factories sum up "Art and industry" : there is a steam locomotive in the foreground of "US Steel" (1938) a pile of coal behind it, steel skeleton structures in the middle, and in back an array of mokestacks billowing dense clouds into the atmosphere.
© Gordon Coster - Design Magazine (1954)