Les Fleurs Americaines

Alfred H.barr Walter Benjamin

Publisher Museum Of American Art

ISBN 9782918138105

Idea Code 14736

‘Les fleurs américaines’ is the title of an exhibition presented in Paris at Frac Île-de-France/Le Plateau in 2012–2013, which presented a retrospective of the narrative of the history of modern art. All the artworks were reproductions, the intention being that each work would embody the role it has played in the writing of the history of modern art. This catalogue, modelled on the structure of the catalogue for the 1936 exhibition ‘Cubism and Abstract Art’ at MoMA, expands on the issues raised by the 2012 exhibition through a range of texts and variously sourced images, retracing key episodes in the construction of the history and museography of modern art in Europe and the United States.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, hb, French/English