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The Machine Art Exposition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1934 showcased the embrace of modernism.

From this event, two differing ideals arose: The first was called "Purity", reflected honesty in use and materials. Functions were not to be concealed beneath a covering, and not represented as something they were not.

The second interpretation (Streamline) often clashed with the functional ideals of the first. For its leading practitioners, "speed was the essence of the modern age and the shape which was most conducive to speed was the ovoid, or tear-drop." It also captured the public mind as the symbol of progress.

I've included some of both here.

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