Alfred H. Barr, Jr: Missionary for the Modern

Front Cover
Contemporary Books, 1989 - Art directors - 431 pages
0 Reviews

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Alfred H. Barr, Jr.: missionary for the modern

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

When Barr became the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in 1929, he was also its sole employee. As administrator, art historian, and shaper of MOMA's collection over the next 52 years, Barr ... Read full review

Contents

Genesis
1
A Long Line of Preachers
5
Pilgrimage
33
Copyright

11 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1989)

Alice Goldfarb Marquis, an award-winning journalist and historian, was born in Munich, Germany, and is now a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego. Her published works Include Art Lessons: Learning from the Rise and Fall of Public Arts Funding, The Art Biz: The Covert World of Collectors, Dealers, Auction Houses, Museums, and Critics, and Alfred H. Barr, Jr.: Missionary for the Modern. In 2002, she published Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare (MFA Publications), which the Washington Times called "the most sober appraisal yet of this artist.

Bibliographic information