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Guggenheim Museum Publications

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Flexibound, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 398 pgs / 174 color / 178 duotone.

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Catalog: SPRING 2005

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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

Peggy Guggenheim & Frederick Kiesler: The Story Of Art Of This Century

Edited by Susan Davidson and Philip Rylands Essays by Dieter Bogner, Francis V. O'Connor, Don Quaintance, Jasper Sharp and Valentina Sonzogni.

In the 1940s New York was the crucible for post-war American and European art, and at the heart of this was Peggy Guggenheim and her remarkable museum/gallery, made instantly the most sensational venue of the avant garde in New York by Frederick Kiesler's visionary architectural design. This is the never-before-written story of “Art of This Century”--the name Guggenheim gave to both her collection (now part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and on permanent view in Venice, Italy) and to her 57th Street gallery, Kiesler's masterpiece, within which the careers of artists such as William Baziotes, David Hare, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Charles Seliger and Clyfford Still were launched. The essays in this volume recount the formation of Guggenheim's collection and reconstruct for the first time the plan and design of Art of This Century, analyzing its place in Kiesler's long career in architecture, theatre design, sculpture, and theories of perception. They also assemble reactions by the press; set the record straight with new evidence about Pollock's largest-ever painting, Mural (1943); and document the 55 exhibitions that Guggenheim organized at Art of This Century from 1942 to 1947. The 398-page publication is comprehensively illustrated and includes color plates of a selection of the collection, Kiesler's drawings and designs, and numerous installation photographs.
Peggy Guggenheim was born Marguerite Guggenheim on August 26, 1898 in New York City. This American art collector was an important patron of the Abstract Expressionist school of artists in New York City. Her father was Benjamin Guggenheim, a son of the wealthy mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim, and one of her uncles was Solomon R. Guggenheim, who founded the Guggenheim Museum in New York. She died in 1979, near Venice, Italy.
Peggy Guggenheim & Frederick Kiesler: The Story Of Art Of This Century

STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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Furla Series #01 Time After Time, Space After Space

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Introduction by Bruna Roccasalva. Text by Helga Christoffersen, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Hendrik Folkerts, Aram Moshayedi, Joanna Zielin?ska.

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493319
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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The Mattioli Collection

THE MATTIOLI COLLECTION

By Flavio Fergonzi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884915320
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Pub Date: 9/1/2003
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The Conde Museum at the Chateau De Chantilly

THE CONDE MUSEUM AT THE CHATEAU DE CHANTILLY

By Nicole Garnier-Pelle. Introduction by Stephane Guegan.

SKIRA PARIS

ISBN: 9782081225817
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Pub Date: 11/3/2009
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Longing for Eternity

LONGING FOR ETERNITY

Edited by Mary Angela Schroth. Preface by Salam Atta Sabri. Contributions by Silvia Naef, Assim Abdul Amir.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857218762
USD $85.00
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Pub Date: 4/8/2014
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The Erling Neby Collection

THE ERLING NEBY COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208626
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Pub Date: 10/25/2011
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The Art of Tomorrow Today: The Collection

THE ART OF TOMORROW TODAY: THE COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861309449
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Pub Date: 9/29/2009
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The Long Curve

THE LONG CURVE

By Douglas Dreishpoon. Contributions by Holly E. Hughes, Mariann W. Smith, Susana Tejada.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210407
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Pub Date: 12/13/2011
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New Skin

NEW SKIN

By David Adjaye, Jeffrey Deitch, Massimiliano Gioni. Contributions by Brendan Dugan.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229843
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Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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Bibidibobidiboo

BIBIDIBOBIDIBOO

By Francesco Bonami.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876243660
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Pub Date: 1/31/2006
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Remember Everything: 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING: 40 YEARS GALERIE MAX HETZLER

Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464944
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Pub Date: 10/1/2014
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Object Lessons: The Visualisation Of Nineteenth-Century Life Sciences

OBJECT LESSONS: THE VISUALISATION OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY LIFE SCIENCES

By George Loudon.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781909932104
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Pub Date: 6/1/2015
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Generali in History

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MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831723831
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Pub Date: 9/5/2017
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