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Art in Our Time: A Histoy of Moma by   Lowry Glenn D - Hardcover - December 2004 - from Hennessey + Ingalls and

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Art in Our Time: A Histoy of Moma

by Elligott Michelle, Harriet Schoenholz Bee, Michelle Elligott, Glenn Lowry, Lowry Glenn D,

Condition: Used - Very Good

Museum of Modern Art, December 2004. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. In the late 1920s, conservative policies were the norm among traditional museums--that is, until three progressive patrons of the arts decided to establish an institution devoted exclusively to modern art. When The Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1929, its first director, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., dedicated it to helping people understand and enjoy the new visual arts of the time; his hope was that this new institution would offer New York 'perhaps the greatest museum of modern art in the world.' The public responded with enthusiasm--and has continued to do so over the history of the Museum's extraordinary development. Published on the occasion of the Museum's 75th birthday and the opening of its new building, 'Art in Our Time: A History of The Museum of Modern Art is a picture book of historical photographs and archival documents, many of which have never before been published. Included are images of the various Museum buildings and gardens, from its original home in the Heckscher Building on 57th Street, to its present location in Yoshio Taniguchi's complex on 53rd Street; major exhibitions and important events at the Museum; and photographs of curatorial staff and Museum officials whose discerning policies helped shape our understanding of modern art. Documents include excerpts from letters, invitations, and other archival materials that tell the story of The Museum of Modern Art from its beginnings to the present. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks.
  • Bookseller: Hennessey + Ingalls US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 252417
  • Title: Art in Our Time: A Histoy of Moma
  • Author: Elligott Michelle, Harriet Schoenholz Bee, Michelle Elligott, Glenn Lowry, Lowry Glenn D,
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0870700014
  • ISBN 13: 9780870700019
  • Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: December 2004
  • Pages: 240


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