The Netherlands is a relatively small country, but it has a significant international impact on design. This book looks at the decades from 1890 to 1940, when modern Dutch design emerged and crystallized into several coherent movements. While designers in the Netherlands were familiar with and influenced by ideas and trends originating outside the country during this period, they created a distinct Dutch design culture that remains vital in the twenty-first century. This book, based on an exhibition held at Florida International University, Nov. 18, 2016 – June 11, 2017, includes four essays that examine importantly, yet sometimes overlooked, currents that ran through this half-century, as Duch designers responded to powerful social, economic and political changes. With more than 250 illustrations, drawn mainly from the Wolfsonian—Florida International University collection, it offers compelling visual evidence of the rich diversity of dutch design in these decades.