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Being modern : building the collection of The Museum of Modern Art

Author: Quentin BajacGlenn D LowryMichelle ElligottOlivier MichelonMuseum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),All authors
Publisher: Paris, France : Fondation Louis Vuitton ; New York, New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published to accompany an exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris -the first major presentation in France of works from The Museum of Modern Art- 'Being Modern: Building the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art' presents more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, architecture drawings, design objects, photographs, films, video games, and more, telling the story of how these items came to be part of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Illustrated works
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Bajac; Glenn D Lowry; Michelle Elligott; Olivier Michelon; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),; Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France),
ISBN: 9781633450462 9781633450585 1633450465 1633450589
OCLC Number: 1017569492
Language Note: Text in English, with translations from the French.
Notes: "On the occasion of the exhibition 'Being Modern: MoMA in Paris', Fondation Louis Vuitton, October 11, 2017, to March 5, 2018."
Event notes: "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris" :
October 11, 2017-March 5, 2018,
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France.
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
Other Titles: Being modern, MoMA in Paris.
Responsibility: edited by Quentin Bajac ; preamble by Glenn D. Lowry ; preface by Suzanne Pagé ; with contributions by Quentin Bajac, Michelle Elligott, Glenn D. Lowry, and Olivier Michelon.

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Published to accompany an exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris -the first major presentation in France of works from The Museum of Modern Art- 'Being Modern: Building the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art' presents more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, architecture drawings, design objects, photographs, films, video games, and more, telling the story of how these items came to be part of one of the world's greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. A short essay by a MoMA curator introduces each entry, providing fascinating insights into the artworks themselves as well as the circumstances of their acquisition by the Museum. Organized chronologically according to the year each item entered MoMA's collection, the book offers a rare glimpse of the Museum's inner workings

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