- By Bruce Altshuler

Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions That Made Art History, Volume 1: 1863-1959

  • Title: Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions That Made Art History, Volume 1: 1863-1959
  • Author: Bruce Altshuler
  • ISBN: 9780714844053
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Salon to Biennial Exhibitions That Made Art History Volume SALON TO BIENNIAL explores the development of modern art as shown through a series of highly influential group exhibitions It is the most important reference book available on the subject and the onl

    SALON TO BIENNIAL explores the development of modern art as shown through a series of highly influential group exhibitions It is the most important reference book available on the subject, and the only book available that charts these groundbreaking events in such detail and scope Volume I opens with the revolutionary first Salon des Refus s in Paris in 1863, and concludSALON TO BIENNIAL explores the development of modern art as shown through a series of highly influential group exhibitions It is the most important reference book available on the subject, and the only book available that charts these groundbreaking events in such detail and scope Volume I opens with the revolutionary first Salon des Refus s in Paris in 1863, and concludes with the multi locational international exhibition The New American Painting, organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1958 59 SALON TO BIENNIAL depicts a wealth of rare documentary material and ephemera, including installation photographs, publications, and reviews of the period surrounding each exhibition It is an exceptional sourcebook for anyone interested in the history of twentieth century art, exhibition design, or curatorial practice.

    1 thought on “Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions That Made Art History, Volume 1: 1863-1959

    1. Raises some interesting questions which, unfortunately, go beyond its remit to consider; notably the relationship between painting and propaganda, and the endless pursuit of novelty to facilitate the market-place.Paradoxically, possibly the most influential piece of modern art, Marcel Duchamp's Fountaincontroversially, a Gent's readymade urinal, is omitted from this survey because of its failure to be exhibited; "At the time Duchamp was a board member of the Society of Independent Artists and [...]

    2. I've been meaning to buy this book for some time now. When I saw some recent publicity that the second volume was about to be published, I decided the time was now. For someone whose professional life revolves around museum exhibitions, it's fascinating to read this book. Heavily illustrated with both artwork and related exhibition ephemera, it's a pleasure to pore over. My favorite part: spotting art that is now in my museum's permanent collection in its original, and often influential exhibiti [...]

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