The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo is one of the oldest art museums in U.S., and its collection is one of the most prestigious American collections of modern and contemporary art. This full-color catalog accompanies the first international tour ever organized by the gallery and features seventy paintings and sculptures that are icons of the twentieth century by moreThe Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo is one of the oldest art museums in U.S., and its collection is one of the most prestigious American collections of modern and contemporary art. This full-color catalog accompanies the first international tour ever organized by the gallery and features seventy paintings and sculptures that are icons of the twentieth century by more than sixty artists, including Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and many others.Rich in illustrations, the volume emphasizes the remarkable vitality, salience, and subversiveness of the twentieth century’s best art.Insightful essays by leading scholars are illustrated with archival imagery and superb works from other areas of the Albright-Knox collection. A rich bibliography and an illustrated timeline complete the volume. ...
|Title||:||Visionary Collecting: Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery|
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Visionary Collecting: Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Reviews
I worked toward my Ph. D. in political science in Buffalo, NY. I came to enjoy the city and its many treasures--architecture, art, parks, and so on. And one of those treasures was the Albright-Know Art Gallery. The first time I visited it with a friend, I was enchanted.This book traces the 150 years of the history of Buffalo's art museum. Founded in 1862, its early existence was peripatetic, moving from one temporary home to another. The current home, a Greek themed structure, opened with the Art Gallery in 1905. Since then, this handsome building has been the permanent repository of the artifacts.This volume begins with a brief history of the museum and its major figures, such as A. Conger Goodyear and Seymour Knox.The heart of the book, for me, is the cataloging of the objets d'art residing in the museum. There are well known paintings here--soup cans, for instance! The collection features works from different periods. For a medium sized city, the collection is quite nice--and housed in a fine setting.The pages are made of slick paper, showing off the art to fine effect. The quality of the production of this work is first rate.In sum, this is a fine volume, presenting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery well.
Did not read the entire text, but I really enjoyed looking at this book from my hands down, favorite museum. If you love modern art, be sure to stop here next time you are on your way to or from Niagara Falls. In Buffalo, right near the freeway. You can enjoy it in just a few hours.I've been here 3 times. First with Ev, to see a Kurt Elling concert. The museum was a wonderful surprise. Next I took Stephanie. Then I stopped to show Alana on a weekend she and I shared at Niagara on the Lake, the summer before she left for college.