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Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
     

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection

by Emily Braun (Editor), Rebecca Rabinow (Editor)
 

An innovative new history of Cubism told through some of the most significant artworks ever produced, drawn from a distinguished private collection

This groundbreaking new history of Cubism, based on works from the most significant private collection in the world today, is written by many of the field’s premier art historians and scholars. The

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An innovative new history of Cubism told through some of the most significant artworks ever produced, drawn from a distinguished private collection

This groundbreaking new history of Cubism, based on works from the most significant private collection in the world today, is written by many of the field’s premier art historians and scholars. The collection, recently donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, includes 80 works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, and Léger and is unsurpassed in the number of masterpieces and iconic pieces deemed critical to the development of Cubism.
 
Twenty-two essays explore various facets of Cubism from its origins and consider small groupings of works in light of specific themes—such as a study by neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel on Cubism and the science of perception. Also included is a fascinating interview in which Lauder discusses his approach to collecting. This is a work to place beside other great histories of Modernism.  It is a comprehensive, copiously illustrated book that offers a greater understanding of Cubism and will stand as a resource on this pioneering style for many years to come.

Editorial Reviews

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(10/20/14–02/16/15)
Apollo Magazine

‘Lavishly illustrated, this groundbreaking new history of Cubism is told through important works by Braque, Gris, Leger and Picasso from the Leonard A. Lauder collection.’—Apollo Magazine
Association of Art Museum Curators - Awards for Excellence for Catalogue Pubication

Both Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow received First Place Awards for the 2014 Awards of Excellence for Catalogue Publication, sponsored by the Association of Art Museum Curators.
NY State Historical Assoc - Henry Allen Moe Prize

Winner of the 2015 Henry Allen Moe Prize given annually by the New York State Historical Association.
Library Journal
02/15/2015
Commemorating Leonard A. Lauder's promised gift of 80 works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, and Juan Gris to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), along with the accompanying exhibition, this catalog follows the Met's tradition of scholarly documentation for major donations (see Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen's Splendid Legacy). Lauder's collection greatly strengthens the museum's holdings of modern art, and its significance is attested to here through 23 essays by leading experts. Edited by Braun (curator, Lauder Collection, New York) and Rabinow (Lauder Curator of Modern Art, Met), the work includes an interview with Lauder on his approach to acquiring and a rigorous, fascinating analysis of what the backs of the canvasses reveal. Also offered are physical descriptions, catalog raisonné entries, provenance, exhibition history, and publications on each object. In addition to numerous color plates of the objects and supporting artifacts, photographs document the art within Lauder family living spaces, homes of previous owners such as Gertrude Stein and Tristan Tzara, artists' studios, and past exhibitions. VERDICT This lushly illustrated tome serves as a major resource for researchers interested in cubism.—Lindsay King, Yale Univ. Libs, New Haven, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300208078
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/18/2014
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
649,652
Product dimensions:
12.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author


Emily Braun is distinguished professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, New York. Rebecca Rabinow is curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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