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History as Nightmare (The Meanings of Modern Art series, Vol. 3) Author: John Russell Binding: Hardcover, 48 pages Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; First Edition edition (1974) Language: English ISBN-10: 087070480X ISBN-13: 978-0870704802 Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds John Russell (1919-2008), the venerable art critic for the New York Times and the Sunday Times of London for half a century, produced a 12-volume art history series, in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. "When art is made new, we are made new with it," he wrote in the first volume of "The Meanings of Modern Art." "We have a sense of solidarity with our own time, and of psychic energies shared and redoubled, which is just about the most satisfying thing that life has to offer." The third volume starts with a French painter, Gustave Moreau, with one of his famous works from the middle of the period covered in the second volume, "Salome Dancing before Herod," 1876, he mainly covers non-French painters, and goes further back in history, to examine some of the darker themes in modern art.
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Book Description The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1974. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M087070480X