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The Story of the Armory Show

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  10 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published February 1st 1988 by Abbeville Press
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Mar 29, 2009 rated it liked it
This is an insanely well-researched book about "The Armory Show" which is one of the most important art exhibitions ever put on, and easily the most influential art exhibition in the United States.

In 1913, the Armory Show introduced the majority of the U.S. to modern art, including the Post-Impressionists like Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin, the Fauvists, including Matisse, the cubists including Picasso, and countless other now-famous artists.

This book documents, in detail, the creation and effe
Mike Zickar
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-history
I enjoyed this history, though I can see why other reviewers found it dry. A couple of reasons that I enjoyed it. First, it's got a lot of historical details in here, including a Catalogue Raisonne of the show that clearly included a lot of poring over primary sources. I am sure there are more readable versions of this this important event in American art history, though I suspect many of them over considerable debt to the original scholarship in this book. Secondly, Brown has a real nice even-h ...more
Mar 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Artists banded together to organize the Armory Show, and the night it closed, a line dance formed and twisted its way through the galleries, the dancers saluting artists past and present. When the show reached Chicago, idiot Art Institute students protested, hanging a Matisse effigy. The book's not well-written, but it includes lots of great details.
Kat McKay
Only read this if you like a dry recount of history. I was looking more for a meaty humanistic telling of the tale. I'm sure the 1st showing of all those artists in the States had to have more exciting things going on behind the scenes!
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great for details, slightly lacking in overall context.
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