The Story of the Armory Show.

By: Brown, Milton W.

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Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, decoration to upper cover, 320 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: Over the past 25 years Milton W. Brown, professor of art history at Brooklyn College and author of the book American Painting from the Armory Show to the Depression, has devoted much thought and time to the study of 20th century American art. Inevitably, he has found that the seeds of modern art and the stimulus to its grown in America trace back to a single challenging and explosive event -- the great Armory Show of 1913. The Armory Show, which opened in New York on February 17th, literally changed the course of art in America from that day forth. Its relatively brief existencce left lasting impressions and influences. It rocked the public and blasted the academies of painting and sculpture. For the first time the American public, the press and the art world in general were exposed to the devastating changes wrought by the great innovators in European art from Cezanne to picasso. The Story of the Armory Show is Professor Brown's delightful and detailed step-by-step history of this almost incredible exhibition of modern painting and sculpture which shattered the provincial calm of American art half a century ago. Never has a single cultural event so dramatically marked the end of one era and the beginning of the next. Drawing extensively on the record kept by Walter Kuhn, only recently available through the Archives of American Art, and with exclusive access to the MacRae papers, Professor Brown has written the first definitive and fully documented account ever to appear of the Armory Show from start to finish. Listing all the exhibits in the Armory Show, with their lenders, asking and selling prices and present locations, the book is rich in biographical information and anecdotes on the men closely associated with this remarkable undertaking. In company with Walt Kuhn, Jerome Myers, Elmer MacRae and H. F. Taylor, who conceived the idea, Brown discusses many other artist of the period and some of our pioneer collectors of modern art, including: Arthur B. Davies, J. Alden Weir, Gutzon Borglum, Alfred Maurer, John Marin, Max Weber, Marsden HArtley and collectors John Quinn, Arthur Jerome Eddy, Lillie P. Bliss, Katherine Dreier, Walter Arensberg, Stephen C. Clark, Albert C. Barnes. Intended as a permanent historical reference on the Armory Show, the book contains approximately 100 illustrations in black and white of major works, personalities and memorabilia, and a complete catalogue of all the entries, plus appendix and bibliography.

Title: The Story of the Armory Show.

Author Name: Brown, Milton W.

Categories: Art,

Publisher: The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation. First Edition.:

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