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Graphic modernism : selections from the Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago /
[edited by Susan F. Rossen and Brandon Ruud].
imprint
Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago in association with Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, Vermont, c2003.
description
xii, 180 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0865592071 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Chicago : Art Institute of Chicago in association with Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, Vermont, c2003.
isbn
0865592071 (alk. paper)
general note
"This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Graphic Modernism: Selections from the Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago', organized by and held at The Art Institute of Chicago, November 15, 2003-January 11, 2004"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
5166886
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2004-06-01:
This catalog of a print collection and a few drawings from the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) commemorates a promised gift from the Gecht family collection of 30 late-19th- and 20th-century graphics along with additional Gecht family holdings that have not yet been given to the AIC. It is a fitting companion to Contemporary American Realist Drawings: The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection ... (CH, May'00) and Modern and Contemporary Art: The Lannan Collection ... (1999), both of which chronicle other family-gifted collections at the AIC. The catalog is arranged alphabetically by artist from Cezanne through Villon. Reproductions are very good; the textual material is in the form of a brief introduction and informative comments. There are ten pages of good notes but no bibliography. The catalog is not suitable for in-depth research on printmaking of the last two centuries, but it does include many important works by important artists. It is significant as an introduction to a new collection at the AIC and as a testimony to the taste and interests of a Chicago collector. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through faculty. C. Stroh Western Michigan University
Appeared in Library Journal on 2004-04-01:
This exhibition catalog highlights a recent gift of works on paper to the Art Institute of Chicago from the Gecht family, longtime Chicago collectors. The catalog comprises 135 drawings, prints, and sculptures from the collection, all of which embody a broad definition of Modernism. The book spans two centuries and contains artists such as Cezanne and Van Gogh as well as Mark Rothko and Philip Guston. Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, and Picasso form the backbone of the collection with nearly 30 works of art apiece. Suzanne Folds McCullagh (curator of prints & drawings, Art Inst. of Chicago) provides a short introductory essay that tracks the evolution of the collection. Authored by a bevy of contributors, the well-written entries maintain a consistent tone and quality and strike a good balance between biographical information and interpretations of the work of art itself. While the Gecht collection is certainly quite a boon for the institute, it is not comprehensive enough in itself to make the catalog essential for all art libraries. It does, however, belong on library shelves with strong modern art and graphics collections.-Kraig A. Binkowski, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Library Journal, April 2004
Reference & Research Book News, May 2004
Choice, June 2004
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Summaries
Long Description
Nearly 70 works on paper by European and American modernists such as Braques, Degas, Matisse, Picasso, Villon, Balla, Balthus, Calder, de Kooning, Nolde, Pollock and Severini.
Main Description
Nearly 70 works on paper by European and American modernists such as Braques, Degas, Matisse, Picasso
Main Description
This book highlights a major gift to The Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Prints and Drawings from the Gecht Family Collection.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
The Gecht Collection and the Chicago Tradition
Francey and Dr. Martin L. Gecht: An Appreciation
Catalogue
Nineteenth Centuryp. 3
Twentieth-Century Europeanp. 37
Twentieth-Century Americanp. 155
Notesp. 171
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