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  Making choices : 1929 - 1939 - 1948 - 1955

Museum of Modern Art
Other(s) author(s) : Galassi, Peter, [egile] ; Umland, Anne, [egile] ; Greenspun, Joanne, [editore] ; Storr, Robert, [egile]Language : EnglishNew York : The Museum of Modern Art, copyright 2000348 orrialde : koloretako irudiak ; 31 ccmIrudia (finkoa ; bidimentsiokoa). (Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-87070-030-8 ; 0-870-70-029-4 ; 0-8109-6213-6.Modern art -- 20th century | Exhibition
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Modern art is not one thing but many. "Making Choices" celebrates this spirited diversity by focusing on four particular years -1929, 1939, 1948, and 1955. For each year the authors have selected a generous variety of works from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. These complex cross sections evoke the range of opportunities, challenges, and choices faced by artists in all mediums during a period of great social and political turmoil and spirited artistic debate.
The book is published to accompany the second of three cycles of exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art. The first cycle, ModernStarts, explored the period from 1880 to 1920; "Making Choices" considers the years between 1920 and 1960; the third cycle, "Open Ends", will concentrate on art since 1960.
More than 300 works are reproduced in "Making Choices", representing all of the Museum's curatorial departments: architecture and design, drawings, film and video, painting and sculpture, photography, and prints and illustrated books. By selecting four years from a span of four decades, the authors were able for each year to delve deeply into the Museum's rich collection, assembling many fascinating but unfamiliar works along with justly famous masterpieces. The resulting groupings and juxtapositions reflect the simultaneous convergence and divergence of a wide range of creative endeavours at any one moment. For example: "Christina's World", an outstanding example of Andrew Wyeth's realist dissent from modernist innovation, and "Number 1", 1948, Jackson Pollock's landmark experiment in abstraction, were both painted in 1948. In this lively book, they face each other on opposite pages, challenging the reader to grapple with the vital multiplicity of modern art.

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