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Modern Art Invasion : Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show That Scandalized America.

Author: Elizabeth Lunday
Publisher: Lanham : Lyons Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story behind the 1913 Armory Show, the most important art exhibit in U.S. history. Held a century ago, in the winter of 1913, the show brought Modernism to America in an unprecedented display of 1300 works by artists including Picasso, Matisse, and Duchamp. Drawing from primary sources and setting the Armory Show into the context of American culture just before World War I, the book brings the exhibition and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lunday, Elizabeth.
Modern Art Invasion : Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show That Scandalized America.
Lanham : Lyons Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Lunday
ISBN: 9781493000739 149300073X
OCLC Number: 887499867
Notes: AcknowledgmentsIndex; Photo Insert.
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: March 1913, New York City; Part I: Organizing the Assault; Chapter 1: Itching for a Fight; Chapter 2: Gathering the Ammunition; Chapter 3: Recruiting Allies; Chapter 4: Planning the Attack; Part II: Storming the Armory; Chapter 5: Opening the Offensive; Chapter 6: Planning the Counterattack; Chapter 7: Raiding Enemy Territory; Part III: After the Shooting Stopped; Chapter 8: Losing Battles; Chapter 9: Conflicts Both Real and Imagined; Chapter 10: Winning the War; Epilogue: Dispatch from the Fog of War; Postscript; Selected Bibliography; Notes.

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The story behind the 1913 Armory Show, the most important art exhibit in U.S. history. Held a century ago, in the winter of 1913, the show brought Modernism to America in an unprecedented display of 1300 works by artists including Picasso, Matisse, and Duchamp. Drawing from primary sources and setting the Armory Show into the context of American culture just before World War I, the book brings the exhibition and its era to vivid life.

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