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The Museum of Modern Art New York The History and the Collection

The Museum of Modern Art New York The History and the Collection
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Harry N. Abrams - The Museum of Modern Art New York
1984 600
25x29 (cm) 1070 ill. a colori e b/n n.t. - colors and b/w ills
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Inglese - English text   3700 (gr)
0870704680 9780870704680
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Preface by Richard E. Oldenburg.

Introduction by Sam Hunter.

Text by William Rubin, John Elderfield, Riva Castleman, Arthur Drexler, John Szarkowski, Mary Lea Bandy, Eileen Bowser.

The astonishing record of the success of this concept is presented in this rich volume.

The history of the Museum, from its origins as a daring idea in the minds of three prominent art patrons in the twenties to the opening of its greatly expanded facilities in the eighties, is traced in an illustrated introduction by Sam Hunter, Professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University and formerly a member of the Museum's staff.
The engrossing story of the individuals who shaped the Museum, the pioneering exhibitions that influenced our cultural history, and the building of the world's most comprehensive collection of twentieth-century art chronicles not only the growth of the Museum but also the coming of age of modern art itself. Then follows a lavish presentation of one thousand works from the holdings of the Museum's six curatorial departments: Painting and Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Illustrated Books, Architecture and Design, Photography, and Film.
Each department's selection of masterworks is preceded by an essay, written by the department's director, which explains the guiding principles and historical circumstances that shaped the development of the particular collection. Extensive captions provide insight and information about many of the works reproduced.
The selection of works represents a numerically small portion of the present holdings of the Museum-some one hundred thousand works, remarkable for their diversity as well as their extraordinarily high level of quality- but it offers, for the first time outside the Museum itself, a balanced view of this great collection in all the modern visual arts and mediums.
The works, by a vast spectrum of luminaries of the modern movement, bear impressive evidence of the quality, range, and sheer magnificence of The Museum of Modern Art collection, an unrivaled aesthetic reflection of the vigor, complexity, and inspiration of our times. (T-CA)


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