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Three Lectures on Modern Art [Katherine S. Dreier, James Johnson Sweeney and Naum Gabo]
Three Lectures on Modern Art [Katherine S. Dreier, James Johnson Sweeney and Naum Gabo]
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Three Lectures on Modern Art [Katherine S. Dreier, James Johnson Sweeney and Naum Gabo]

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Three Lectures on Modern Art by Katherine S. Dreier, James Johnson Sweeney and Naum Gabo, 1949. Philosophical Library, New York, 1949. 5.5 x 8.75, pp. 92. Illustrated dust jacket featuring a photograph of Gabo’s “Construction in Space: Spiral Theme”.

With a foreword by Dean Charles Sawyer, School of Fine Arts, Yale University. These three lectures delivered at Yale University under the auspices of the Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge Art Lecture Foundation deal with the founding of the Société Anonyme; Museum of Modern Art; 1920, organized by Dreier, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray — to bring clarity to the confusion which the many new forms of expression in art brought over by the Armory Exhibition in 1913 had caused.

Lectures include: Intrinsic Significance in Modern Art by Katherine S. Dreier; Modern Art and Tradition by James Johnson Sweeney; and A Retrospective View of Constructive Art by Naum Gabo. Illustrated with (19) black and white works from: Kandinsky, Leger, Gabo, Duchamp, Mondrian, Gris, Miro, Klee, Pevsner and others.

A nearly fine red hardcover cloth with some traces of black marker along the bottom edge of the covers and first and last page. In its' near fine original, complete dust jacket with only a hint of wear along the edges.