Concluding a successful season of the program Collecting Design (in its fourth edition), we visited the design exhibition by the department of 20th Century Design at Sotheby's. The strong presence of American Modernism. In class, we have noticed that while during the 20s, all American designers were looking to create design like the French, as the decade came to an end, they began searching for expression of national identity and created design that was not just original, but also interesting and expression of the machine age. Sotheby's can be credited with developing the market for American Modern material, but this time, the offerings are particularly strong. "Skyscraper" bookcase by Paul T. Frankl; "Skyscraper" lacqured wood and chromium-plated metal vanity by Frankl; a cork coffee table, also by Frankl; a really great example of Frankl's "Speed" Chair; the "Manhattan" cocktail set by Norman Bel Geddes; and a great coffee service by Elwood North Cornell.