Troy's Reviews > 1913 Armory show: 50th anniversary exhibition, 1963

1913 Armory show by Munson-Williams-Proctor Ins...
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 20, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: art, read-in-2009, 1913
Read in March, 2009

The "Armory Show" was and is the most important and influential exhibition of art ever put on in the United States. For the vast majority of the U.S., it was their introduction to modern art: from established experimental European artists like Paul Cezanne, Edvard Munch, Georges Seurat, Honore Daumier, and Vincent Van Gogh, to the American cutting edge like John Sloan, to the absolute avant-garde Europeans of the time, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Marcel Duchamp, Odilon Redon, etc. The Armory Show was front page news, and confronted - and affronted - an often outraged America with Modern Art.

This book is a reprints the entire catalog of the 1913 exhibition, and gives a layout as to how the show was first displayed in New York City's Sixty-ninth Regiment Armory. It also is full of concurrent reactions from various newspapers and magazines, which includes Teddy Roosevelt's written opinion on the show, and many cartoons lampooning modern art. The book also tracks what became of the works in the fifty years following the show.

The book is filled with pictures, most black and white, but also including 16 color plates.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read 1913 Armory show.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.