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Art and activism : projects of John and Dominique de Menil

Author: Josef Helfenstein; Laureen Schipsi; Suzanne Deal Booth; Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)
Publisher: Houston : Menil Collection ; New Haven, Conn. : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2010.
Series: Menil collection series; Menil collection series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the significant contributions of John and Dominique de Menil to art, architecture, and the civil and human rights movements. This book includes a discussion of the building of the de Menils'  Read more...

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Named Person: John de Menil; Dominique de Menil; John de Menil; Dominique de Menil; Dominique de Menil; John de Menil
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Helfenstein; Laureen Schipsi; Suzanne Deal Booth; Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)
ISBN: 9780300123777 0300123779
OCLC Number: 664318161
Description: 342 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Living to create : a memoir / Dorothea Tanning --
Aesthetics as a vocation / Pamela G. Smart --
On the nature of the de Menil Collections / Walter Hopps --
Two museums and two universities : toward The Menil Collection / William A. Camfield --
Living and learning with Mrs. D. / Suzanne Deal Booth --
Lessons in development : John and Dominique de Menil and the media arts / Gerald O'Grady --
The Menil advocacy for human rights : a personal account / Francesco Pellizzi --
John and Dominique de Menil and the Houston Civil Rights Movement / Alvia J. Wardlaw --
In good faith : remembering John de Menil / Deloyd Parker --
Losing one's head : John and Dominique de Menil as collectors / Kristina Van Dyke --
The Rothko Chapel : toward the infinite / Pia Gottschaller --
Regard the light : the Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall / Clare Elliott --
The Byzantine fresco chapel : Lysi in the art history of Cyprus / Annemarie Weyl Carr --
John and Dominique de Menil as patrons of architecture, 1932-97 / Stephen Fox --
Working with light : a portrait of Dominique de Menil / Renzo Piano --
The porosity of The Menil Collection / Richard Ingersoll --
Lightness and gravity : the Cy Twombly Gallery / Paul Winkler --
Matisse's Vence Chapel with John de Menil and Father Couturier / Christophe de Menil --
Dominique de Menil : sketch for a portrait / Bertrand Davezac --
From surprise to marvel : Dominique de Menil as curator / Simone Swan --
Memoranda : John and Dominique de Menil and the Dream of Black Mountain / Thomas McEvilley --
Mrs. D. and me / Mel Chin.
Series Title: Menil collection series; Menil collection series.
Responsibility: edited by Josef Helfenstein and Laureen Schipsi ; [essays by] Suzanne Deal Booth [and others].

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