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Masterworks of Modern Art from The Museum Of Modern Art, New York

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Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art in New York is dedicated to being the foremost modern art museum in the world. It manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art. Masterworks from The Museum of Modern Art is a stunning survey of the Museum's collection. Reproduced here are some 240 works representing significant ...

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Overview

Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art in New York is dedicated to being the foremost modern art museum in the world. It manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order that reflects the vitality, complexity and unfolding patterns of modern and contemporary art. Masterworks from The Museum of Modern Art is a stunning survey of the Museum's collection. Reproduced here are some 240 works representing significant movements including Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, Dadaism, Pop art and Surrealism. Among the featured works are some of the world's best-known and beloved materpieces such as Van Gogh's "Starry Night," Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" and DalĂ­'s "Persistence of Memory." This comprehensive and authoritative gift volume includes a presentation on the Museum by MoMA Director, Glenn D. Lowry. Each of the works is illustrated and accompanied by a commentary written by curators in MoMA's departments of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788881172986
  • Publisher: Scala Vision, N.Y.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 339,357
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2005

    A Celebration: MOMA's 75th Birthday

    'MASTERWORKS OF MODERN ART From the Museum of Modern Art' is an apt, richly illustrated, thoughtfully 'curated' book that traces the beginnings of modern art from the fascinating 1880s through the museum's inception in 1930 through the changes both physically and collection-wise in the past seventy-five years. As complied and curated by MoMA director Glenn Lowry, this 'birthday catalogue' is an exceptional guide through the ideas in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and installation through the period we call 'modern'. Not only is the collection surveyed, but also the original building and the new architectural reincarnation by Yoshio Taniguchi of a space that renders each of the works a special aura is highlighted. Here are great works by van Gogh, Leger, Warhol, Brancusi, Klee, Duchamp, Kahlo, Lange, Arbus to name only a few. The color reproductions are excellent - as clear and color perfect as you'll find in any art book. Lowry's own comments add not only to the appreciation of the individual works represented in this fine book, but also to the concept of 'what is modern?' that spurs so many debates. A glorious way to celebrate a worthy milestone! Grady Harp

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