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Machine art, 1934, Jennifer Jane Marshall

Label
Machine art, 1934
Title
Machine art, 1934
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Jane Marshall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1934, New York's Museum of Modern Art staged a major exhibition of ball bearings, airplane propellers, pots and pans, cocktail tumblers, petri dishes, protractors, and other machine parts and products. The exhibition, titled Machine Art, explored these ordinary objects as works of modern art, teaching museumgoers about the nature of beauty and value in the era of mass production. Telling the story of this extraordinarily popular but controversial show, Jennifer Jane Marshall examines its history and the relationship between the museum's director, Alfred H. Barr Jr., and its curator, Philip Johnson, who oversaw it. She situates the show within the tumultuous climate of the interwar period and the Great Depression, considering how these unadorned objects served as a response to timely debates over photography, abstract art, the end of the American gold standard, and John Dewey's insight that how a person experiences things depends on the context in which they are encountered. An engaging investigation of interwar American modernism, "Machine Art, 1934" reveals how even simple things can serve as a defense against uncertainty
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, Jennifer Jane
Dewey number
700/.4112
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8222.M27
LC item number
M37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Machinery in art
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Art and industry
  • Art and industry
  • Machinery in art
  • Modernism (Art)
  • New York (State)
  • Reklamkonst
  • Modern konst
  • Industriell formgivning
  • Industri i konsten
  • Maskinkultur i konsten
  • Maskiner i konsten
  • Machinery in art
  • Modernism (Art)
Label
Machine art, 1934, Jennifer Jane Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A particular brand of modernism -- Introduction: Material formalism -- Objectification: Machine art's photographic operations -- In form we trust: Machine art's neoplatonism at the end of the American gold standard -- The art of parts: Machine art's alienated objects and their rationalized reassembly -- Empiricism: The object of machine art's experience -- Epilogue: Opening the circle
Control code
ocn746489173
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780226507156
Lccn
2011031186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226507156
  • (OCoLC)746489173
Label
Machine art, 1934, Jennifer Jane Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A particular brand of modernism -- Introduction: Material formalism -- Objectification: Machine art's photographic operations -- In form we trust: Machine art's neoplatonism at the end of the American gold standard -- The art of parts: Machine art's alienated objects and their rationalized reassembly -- Empiricism: The object of machine art's experience -- Epilogue: Opening the circle
Control code
ocn746489173
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 212 pages
Isbn
9780226507156
Lccn
2011031186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226507156
  • (OCoLC)746489173

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