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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 movements including Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, Dadaism, Pop art, and Surrealism. Among these genres 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 Dal's Persistence of Memory. This comprehensive and authoritative gift volume includes a presentation of the new MoMA--which opened in November, 2004--by Museum Director, Glenn D. Lowry. Each of the works here is illustrated and accompanied by a commentary written by curators in MoMA's departments of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and design. Includes works by Aalto, Arbus, Beuys, Braque, Czanne, Chagall, DeChirico, Dal, Duchamp, Ernst, Evans, Gauguin, Gehry, Van Gogh, Hopper, Kahlo, Kandinsky, Magritte, Malevi, Man Ray, Matisse, Mir, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Wright, and many others. Essay by Glenn Lowry. Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in./320 pgs / 250 color.
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Studio: Scala Vision, N.Y.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75" Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2005
Publisher Scala Vision, N.Y.
ISBN 8881172984 ISBN13 9788881172986
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More About Glenn D. Lowry
Glenn Lowry is the director of New York City's Museum of Modern Art.
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A Celebration: MOMA's 75th Birthday Nov 5, 2005
'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, November 05