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nostalgia & technology

exhibition highlights from �Nostalgia & Technology: Embracing the New through Art and Design,� at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Harold Van Doren and John Gordon Rideout designed the first plastic radio cabinet for Air-King Products Company in 1933. The Art Deco modernism of the piece merges futurism with an enthusiasm for the ancient. Nicknamed the �skyscraper,� the urban sophistication of the radio also references Mayan temple architecture, and in the model featured in the exhibition, includes Egyptian hieroglyphic motifs