Modern Contemporary: Aspects of Art at MoMA since 1980

Modern Contemporary: Aspects of Art at MoMA since 1980

by Kirk Varnedoe
     
 

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Modern Comtemporary, bursting with more than 700 illustrations and peppered with insightful texts by curators from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is the first book to showcase the museum's extensive holdings of contemporary art. Published to accompany the final exhibition in the MoMA2000 series, opening in September 2000, the book—with a range of

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Modern Comtemporary, bursting with more than 700 illustrations and peppered with insightful texts by curators from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is the first book to showcase the museum's extensive holdings of contemporary art. Published to accompany the final exhibition in the MoMA2000 series, opening in September 2000, the book—with a range of illustration that goes well beyond the works in the exhibition—demonstrates just how actively themuseum, celebrated world-wide for its great early modern collection, has been collecting works from the present and immediate past.

Organized roughly chronologically, and punctuated by groups of works that highlight areas of special depth in the collection, these images—painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, design, prints, film, and video—offer countless juxtapositions, sequences, and cross-references to provide a unique pnorama of contemporary visual culture. Brief essays suggest a variety of ways to identify key themes, and multiple indexes make the visual information easily accessible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810962149
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.63(d)

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