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Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and the intellectual origins of the Museum of Modern Art

Author: Sybil Gordon Kantor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Growing up with the twentieth century, Alfred Barr (1902-1981), founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, harnessed the cataclysm that was modernism. In this book--part intellectual biography, part institutional history--Sybil Gordon Kantor tells the story of the rise of modern art in America and of the man responsible for its triumph. Following the trajectory of Barr's career from the 1920s through the 1940s,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Alfred Hamilton Barr Junior; Alfred H Barr; Alfred Hamilton Barr; Alfred H Barr, Jr.; Alfred Hamilton Barr; Alfred Hamilton (Kunsthistoriker) Barr; Alfred Hamilton Barr
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sybil Gordon Kantor
ISBN: 0262112582 9780262112581 0262611961 9780262611961
OCLC Number: 47254277
Description: xxiii, 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Knowing Alfred Barr --
Ch. 1. The Princeton Years --
Ch. 2. The Fogg Method and Paul J. Sachs: Barr and his Harvard Mentor --
Ch. 3. Barr as Teacher, 1925 to 1927 --
Ch. 4. The Little Magazine and Modernism at Harvard --
Ch. 5. The European Trip --
Ch. 6. Modernism Takes Its Turn in America --
Ch. 7. Architecture, Barr, and Henry-Russell Hitchcock --
Ch. 8. Philip Johnson and Barr: Architecture and Design Enter the Museum --
Ch. 9. The Directorship at Full Throttle.
Responsibility: Sybil Gordon Kantor.

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An important contribution to the historiography of twentieth-century American art... intellectual and biographical history at its most rigorous. -- Daniel A. Siedell College Art Association Reviews Read more...

 
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