Signed by the Curator. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. An As New copy of this new catalogue of the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection and Plaza Memorials. Dark blue blind stamped cloth over boards, 260 pages, Notes, Index; full color plates of the ninety-two works in the collection which includes paintings and sculptures; also color photographs of the twelve memorials located at the Plaza (there were 12 at the time of publication). "Glenn D. Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art, contributes a substantive essay on the collection and Rockefeller's extraordinary efforts to form it. An essay written by Dennis R. Anderson, curator of the Empire State Plaza Art Collection, offers one of the first in-depth accounts of the politics surrounding its formation. David Anfam . . . and other distinguished critics and art historians, provide essays on each of the ninety-two works that comprise the collection, which boasts some of the best contemporary and modern art created in the last fifty years, including work by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, David Smith, and Motherwell, among many others." Dust jacket has some light scuffing/surface scratches, one corner lightly chipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 12 oz. Category: Art & Design; Signed by the Curator. ISBN: 0847824551. Inventory No: 005526. This is a heavy book which may require extra shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory # 005526
Synopsis: Nelson A. Rockefeller, one of the greatest art patrons of the recent past and as yet unheralded for the extraordinary legacy he left behind, had an inspired vision for New York State's capital. While governor of the state from 1959-1973 he undertook what was at the time the most ambitious public art project ever conceived-one which set the standard for public funding in the arts. The result of this ambitious project was an unrivaled collection of modern and contemporary art, which boasts nearly 100 works of art, all of which are in public view in Albany. The collection includes work by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, David Smith, Robert Motherwell and many other important artists. The beautifully illustrated volume, which features six 4-page gatefolds, includes expert essays by major scholars and curators including John Elderfield, Robert Storr and Pepe Karmel, all of The Museum of Modern Art. Glenn Lowry, current director of The Museum of Modern Art contributes a substantive essay on the collection and Rockefeller's extraordinary efforts to form it. The second essay, written by the collection's curator, offers the first indepth look at the politics surrounding the formation of the collection.
About the Author:
Dennis Anderson has been the curator in charge of the Empire State Art Collection since 1988.
Glenn Lowry is the director of the Museum of Modern Art.
Title: The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire ...
Publisher: New York State Office of General Services / Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Rizzoli , New York, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Book fine, Dust jacket fine. 1st. Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the front cover stamped in blind and the spine stamped in silver. Seller Inventory # 9003481
Book Description Rizzoli, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0847824551