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

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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 ga ...more
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Guggenheim Museum
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Pollopicu
Jul 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I moved in the middle of reading this book and it somehow got pushed aside and ended up in storage for over 8 months! Took up space in my "stink-eye" shelf, so I decided to take another stab at it and finish the other half. I'm so glad I did!
Since the book is in an essay format, I wasn't sure if I would be able to get back into it, but it's as if I never stopped reading it.

The story deals with the specifics of Peggy Guggenheims "Art of this century" gallery in NYC (which no longer exists) and
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Joe Montgomery
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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Amazing book that Jesse found for our show at Passerby in February(see some shots here and here. The publication of Kiesler's drawings were fascinating and very useful in creating our homage to his hanging system. Can you imagine anyone today allowing an architect as much freedom as Peggy Guggenheim allowed Kiesler in the design of a gallery? Curved walls! While I know that the context of that space was surrealism and abstraction, the contemporary context, in comparison, has become extraordinari ...more
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