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My Love Affair With Modern Art


One of America’s leading curators takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art.
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One of America’s leading curators takes you on a personal tour of the world of modern art.
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Editorial Reviews

Terry Hartle
These careful, sensitive, and well-written portraits of several giants from the 20th-century art world make this a deeply rewarding volume. One only wishes that Kuh had been able share her insights about more artists before she died.
The Christian Science Monitor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611451955
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Katharine Kuh founded her own Chicago gallery in 1935. Her sixteen years at the Art Institute of Chicago coincided with that institution’s emergence as one of the world’s greatest museums. She chronicled two decades of contemporary art as a critic at the Saturday Review. Kuh died in 1994.

Avis Berman is an art historian, author, and Edward Hopper expert. She was a personal friend of Katharine Kuh and lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : sorting out and summing up 1
1 Searching and seeing 41
2 Mies van der Rohe in Chicago 69
3 The two Vincent van Goghs 85
4 Fernand Leger : pioneering the present 95
5 Stuart Davis and the jazz connection 113
6 Constantin Brancusi : elision and re-vision 121
7 Three encounters with Bernard Berenson 131
8 Mark Rothko : a portrait in dark and light 143
9 Alfred Jensen : competing with the sun 167
10 Clyfford Still : art's angry man 191
11 Isamu Noguchi : in search of home 201
12 Mark Tobey in Basel 215
13 A day with Franz Kline 227
14 Jacques Lipchitz at the White House 239
15 Hans Hofmann in Provincetown 247
16 Josef Albers : the color of discipline 259
17 Edward Hopper : foils for the light 271
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