RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 39116556 LA English T1 The power of display : a history of exhibition installations at the Museum of Modern Art A1 Staniszewski, Mary Anne., Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 1998 SN 0262194023 9780262194020 AB "Art historians, traditionally, have implicitly accepted the autonomy of the artwork and ignored what Mary Anne Staniszewski calls "the power of display." In this examination of installation design as an aesthetic medium and cultural practice, Staniszewski offers the first history of exhibitions at the most powerful and influential modern art museum - The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Focusing on over two hundred photographs of the visually rich but overlooked history of exhibitions, Staniszewski documents and deciphers an essential chapter of twentieth-century art and culture and provides a historical and theoretical framework for a primary area of contemporary aesthetic practice - installation-based art."--BOOK JACKET.