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Alfred H. Barr, JR. and the Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art

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An intellectual biography of Alfred H. Barr, Jr., founding director of the Museum of Modern Art.

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  • Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and the Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art (MIT Press (MA)) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by Sybil Gordon Kantor

    Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and the Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art

    Trade paperback, MIT Press (MA)
    2003
    English
    472 pages

    ISBN: 0262611961
    ISBN-13: 9780262611961

    Growing up with the twentieth century, Alfred Barr (1902-1981), founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, harnessed the cataclysm that was modernism. In this book -- part intellectual biography, part institutional history -- Sybil Gordon Kantor tells the story of the rise of modern art in America and of the man responsible for its triumph. Following the trajectory of Barr's career from the 1920s through the 1940s, Kantor penetrates the myths, both positive and negative, that surround Barr and his achievements.Barr ... Show more

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