ART CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY

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Koenig Books

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Flexi, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 192 pgs / 50 color.

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Pontus Hultén and Moderna Museet: The Formative Years

Edited by Anna Tellgren. Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum. Text by Patrik Andersson, Annika Gunnarsson, Ylva Hillström, Pontus Hultén, et al.

The legendary curator Pontus Hultén (1924–2006) worked at Moderna Museet in Stockholm between 1958 and 1973. In 1960 he was appointed director. It was in this role that he built the collection and the museum’s international reputation, with exhibitions such as Movement in Art (1961), American Pop Art (1964), Niki de Saint-Phalle’s She–A Cathedral (1966) and Warhol’s first European solo exhibition (1968). In 2005 Hultén donated his art collection, library and archives to Moderna Museet. Pontus Hultén and Moderna Museet: The Formative Years explores Hultén’s practice as a curator and director. In addition to new essays, the book contains archival photographs and documents as well as a previously unpublished 1962 text by Hultén outlining his ideas on how an art museum should run.


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FROM THE BOOK
Excerpt from “How does one wish a museum for
modern art to function?” attached to a letter Pontus Hultén sent to the Dutch art collector and professor Pieter Sanders on December 4,
1962.

“How often has it not happened that two friends in discussing an art work, which is loved by both, have discovered that they admire it for entirely different reasons, almost like seeing two entirely different pieces of art. This is not directly connected with the form of the art work, its appearance. The more simple the form, the more complex the experience may be. I mean that the genial art work is as many sided as an infinite polygon, and inasmuch as time and spectators move they constantly discover new sides. We admire the Altamira-grotto paintings for other reasons than the contemporaries. We cannot see a Vermeer or Leonardo as one saw their works during the 16th or 17th century, they reflect now another light coming from another point of departure, but we can love them, nevertheless, from our viewpoint because they have this wonderful richness. The more versatile an art work, the larger is its ‘quality.’ And this is directly connected with the fact that one believes that the unique in the existence of each individual is a fundamental value. ‘Poetry must be done by all and not by only one,’ writes Lautreamont.”

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Oslo Pilot (2015–17)

OSLO PILOT (2015–17)

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493425
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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Double

DOUBLE

Edited by Serkan Ozkaya.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783450
USD $20.00
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Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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The Eternal Baroque

THE ETERNAL BAROQUE

Edited by Maria Giulia Barberini, Mary L. Levkoff, Carolyn H. Miner, Guilhem Scherf, Jeremy Warren, Patricia Wengraf.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857223247
USD $75.00
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Pub Date: 6/23/2015
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The American Tornado: Art in Power 1949-2008

THE AMERICAN TORNADO: ART IN POWER 1949-2008

By Germano Celant.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861300682
USD $55.00
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Pub Date: 11/18/2008
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London Dialogues

LONDON DIALOGUES

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rem Koolhaas.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857200590
USD $29.95
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Pub Date: 10/30/2012
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Magicians & Charlatans

MAGICIANS & CHARLATANS

By Jed Perl.

EAKINS PRESS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9780871300690
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 3/1/2012
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The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar

THE STANDARD BOOK OF NOUN-VERB EXHIBITION GRAMMAR

Edited with text by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk. Text and afterword by Timotheus Vermeulen.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677748
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Pub Date: 4/7/2018
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Artist-Run Europe

ARTIST-RUN EUROPE

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677564
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Pub Date: 9/1/2016
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Navigation

NAVIGATION

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677915
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Pub Date: 8/25/2016
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Ch-ch-ch-changes

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Edited by David Mollin, John Reardon.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464135
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 10/1/2009
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The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson

THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JON THOMPSON

By Jon Thompson.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464371
USD $37.55
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Pub Date: 4/1/2011
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The Space Between: Collected Writings

THE SPACE BETWEEN: COLLECTED WRITINGS

By Michael Bracewell.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464388
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Pub Date: 10/1/2011
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