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Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 12,802 works in 20,931 publications in 8 languages and 464,856 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biographies  Photobooks  History  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Portraits  Interviews 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, isb, his, Producer, Organizer of meeting, Distributor, Collector, 475, Contributor, iss, Publishing director, Adapter, Performer
Classifications: TR650, 759.4
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Pablo Picasso, a retrospective by Pablo Picasso( Book )

17 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over one thousand captioned photographs of works by the artist
Complexity and contradiction in architecture by Robert Venturi( Book )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practicing architect discusses the theoretical background of modern architecture
Dada, Surrealism, and their heritage by William Rubin( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition tracing the history of the Dada and Surrealist movements
"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modern( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucial influence of the tribal arts--especially those of Africa and Oceania--on modern painters and sculptors has long been recognized. Yet surprisingly, this book is the first comprehensive scholarly treatment of the subject in half a century, and the first ever to illustrate and discuss tribal works collected by vanguard artists. In this visually stunning and intellectually provocative work, nineteen heavily illustrated essays by fifteen scholars confront complex aesthetic, art-historical, and sociological problems posed by this dramatic chapter in the history of modern art. The long introductory essay by William Rubin, while defining the parameters of modernist primitivism, sketches the history of western attitudes toward primitive peoples and, in particular, toward their art, raising fundamental questions and correcting widespread misconceptions. Succeeding background chapters by historians of primitive art trace the arrival and dissemination of African, Oceanic, American Indian, and Eskimo art in the West. In 1906 tribal sculpture was "discovered" by twentieth century artists; these objects had suddenly become relevant because of the changes in the nature of modern art itself. The main body of the book contains a series of essays on primitivism in the works of Gauguin, the Fauves, Picasso, Brancusi, the German Expressionists, Lipchitz, Modigliani, Klee, Giacometti, Moore, the Surrealists, Abstract Expressionists. It concludes with a discussion of primitivist contemporary artists, including those involved in earthworks, shamanism, and ritual -inspired performances. More than a thousand illustrations juxtapose on the pages of these volumes specific Primitive works with those of modernist masters, exploring their underlying affinities and illuminating intricate problems of influence and rapport. The tribal works illustrated include not only a variety of masterpieces pertinent to modernist interests, but other objects vital to the history of primitivism."--Publisher's description
Henri Matisse : a retrospective by John Elderfield( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete overview of the art and career of Henri Matisse through an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
The family of man : the greatest photographic exhibition of all time-- 503 pictures from 68 countries-- by Edward Steichen( Book )

14 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conceived as an exhibition for MoMA in New York in 1955, with a catalogue published both by Maco Magazine Corporation and Simon and Schuster, The Family of Man has been heavily criticized, usually for its sentimentality and its disingenuous simplicity. Although indeed sentimental, The Family of Man was not as simple as it looked. ... The de-politicization of the photography was in fact a calculated piece of political image-making, stating that American values were the only universal values, and that the world could be one big happy family under the beneficent guidance of Uncle Sam. ... One of the ironic aspects of the project is the way its whole aesthetic derives from those German and Soviet exhibitions and propaganda books of the 1930s. The sententious tone, the grim determinism, the tendentious ideological stance, even the design, place The Family of Man in the propagandist mode of modernism rather than in the utopian wing to which it nominally aspires. Nevertheless, and this is an important point, it contains many fine photographs."--The Photobook : A History Volume II / Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. London : Phaidon, 2004
Andy Warhol : a retrospective by Andy Warhol( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 600 illustrations of Warhol's works from the fifties to the eighties
The sculpture of Picasso by Roland Penrose( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition of Picasso's sculptures
Mies van der Rohe by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1978 in English and German and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanded version of book published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1947. Includes plans, photographs of structures now demolished, chronology, and some writings by Mies van der Rohe
Cézanne : the late work : essays by Paul Cézanne( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Reunion des musees nationaux, France, and shown also at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston."
The family of man : the photographic exhibition by Edward Steichen( Book )

5 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The greatest photographic exhibition of all time--503 pictures from 68 countries"--Title page of standard edition
Matisse Picasso by Réunion des musées nationaux (France)( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have long been seen as the twin giants of modern art, as polar opposites but also as complementary figures. Between them they are the originators of many of the most significant innovations of 20th-century painting and sculpture, but their relationship has rarely been explored in all of its closeness and complexity. In spite of their initial rivalry, the two masters eventually acknowledged one another as equals, becoming, in their old age, increasingly important to one another both artistically and personally. From the time of their initial encounters in 1906 in Gertrude and Leo Stein's Paris studio until 1917, they individually produced some of the greatest art of the 20th century and maintained an openly competitive relationship brimming with intense innovation. Matisse Picasso presents the artists' oeuvres in groupings that reveal the affinities but also the extreme contrasts of their artistic visions. Published to accompany the landmark exhibition (a joint effort of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; the Reunion des musees nationaux/Musee Picasso, and the Musee national d'art moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Matisse Picasso is the first major examination of the fascinating relationships between their art, their careers, and their lives. Thirty-four essays, each by a member of the exhibition's curatorial team, focus on a particular moment in the artists' evolving relationship. These texts are accompanied by an introductory history, commentary on the public perception of important artistic relationships, and an extensive chronology
Futurism by Joshua C Taylor( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Italian artistic movement and the artists involved. The most creative period was from 1910-16, and the book is concerned with that period. Illustrations include sculptures and paintings
African textiles and decorative arts by Roy Sieber( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dada : Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris by Leah Dickerman( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dada includes many of the key figures in the history of modernism, such as Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch, John Heartfield, Francis Picabla, Kurt Schwitters, and Sophie Taeuber, and introduces artists who are less well known. This book explores the variety of art-making practices that emerged between 1916 and 1924 in the movement's primary centers: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, and Paris. Six city essays by scholars of the movement; an illustrated chronology; more than forty artists' biographies; period photographs; and extensive plate sections document a provocative and influential artistic era." "This illustrated book accompanies Dada, the most comprehensive museum exhibition of Dada art ever mounted in the United States, on view in 2006 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibition was on view at the Musee national d'art moderne-Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2005"--Jacket
The "wild beasts" : Fauvism and its affinities by John Elderfield( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Duchamp by Arturo Schwarz( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound catalogue for retrospective exhibition lists, annotates and illustrates 255 works; artist portraits
Jackson Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a brief profile of the artist, shows his major paintings and drawings, and discusses his place in modern art
Henri Rousseau by Daniel Catton Rich( Book )

7 editions published between 1942 and 1969 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, nearly thirty million legal abortions have been performed in the United States. Every year hundreds of thousands of women choose to have abortions. Yet a veil of secrecy is drawn across abortion sites, disturbed only by protest demonstrations and violence outside clinics. For years the antichoice movement has loudly condemned the abortion procedure. Opponents use such words as "baby-killing," "murder," and "blood-dripping abortionists" to describe what goes on in an abortion clinic - highly charged words that are intended to frighten women who are facing one of the most important decisions of their lives. What does - and does not - go on inside an abortion clinic? Why do women seek this procedure? Why would a physician specialize in this service? Why I Am An Abortion Doctor provides a unique, firsthand look at the life and work of a leading abortion provider. With compassion and courage Dr. Suzanne T. Poppema shares the intimate details of her private and professional struggle - including a view from the abortion clinic operating room as well as a recollection of her own fifth-month abortion - to promote better understanding of the reality of abortion and the violent forces that threaten a woman's right to choose. Dr. Poppema's journey has led her from a Catholic upbringing in rural New Hampshire to professional training at Harvard Medical School, where she made a critical career decision to forgo the fame and fortune awaiting those who enter lucrative medical specialties in favor of becoming a family physician. She has traveled to some of the poorest places on earth, where she observed the expendability of human life and the subjugation of women. Dr. Poppema's work has brought her a world-wide reputation as an authority on abortion. She served as a member of an international panel in Paris to discuss the French abortion pill, RU 486. Her own clinic was chosen as one of the few U.S. test sites for this controversial drug. Why I Am An Abortion Doctor is a compelling, informative book for readers on both sides of the controversy. It is a ground-breaking work that puts a human face on abortion and tells precisely what the procedure involves, who it helps, and why women seek to terminate their pregnancies
High & low : modern art, popular culture by Kirk Varnedoe( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readins in high & low
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Henri Matisse : a retrospective
"Primitivism" in 20th century art : affinity of the tribal and the modernHenri Matisse : a retrospectiveMatisse PicassoDada : Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, ParisMarcel DuchampJackson PollockHigh & low : modern art, popular culture
Alternative Names

Museu de Arte Moderna (Nova Iorque, Estados Unidos)

Museum of Modern Art (Nova York)

Museum of Modern Art (Nova York, Nova York, Estats Units d'Amèrica)

Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej MoMA.

Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Nowym Jorku.

New York (City). Museum of Modern Art

New York (N.Y.). Museum of Modern Art

Nova York (Nova York). Museum of Modern Art

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