The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age.
K G Pontos Hulten. Catalogue from the major exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1968
New York, The Museum of Modern Art. 1968
216 pp. + frontispiece + plate at end with text on verso. Richly illustrated in the text. Publisher's embossed and colour printed metal binding,
Catalogue accompanying the seminal exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, 25 Nov. 1968 - 9. Febr. 1969, and later in Houston and San Francisco, giving an extensive overview of the history of machines within an artistic context. Initially planned as an exhibition on kinetic art, it gives a very good historical overview on machinic, kinetic and cybernetic art. Book design by John Melin, Pontus Hulten and Gösta Svensson; cover design by Anders Österlin
Paintings, graphics, sculpture, photographs that relate to the machine. Includes works by Alexander Calder, Duchamp, Max Ernst, Naum Gabo, Rube Goldberg, El Lissitsky, Franci Picabia, Jean Tinguely, Lazlo Moholy Nagy, Man Ray, Alberto Giacometti, Leger, Richard Stankiewicz, Rene Magritte, Edward Kienholz, Cesar, Claes Oldenberg, Robert Rauschenberg, Takis, Hans Haucke, Nam June Paik, Jean Dupuy, Paul Klee, Giacomo Balla, Hans Bellmer, Ettore Bugatti, Kasmir Malevich, Matta, Bruno Munari, Muybridge, Llubov Popova, Oskar Schlemmer, Kurt Schwitters, Vladmir Tatlin, Mark Tobey, La Monte Young and many many more
A great exhibition and catalogue.
Embossed full color metal covers. A collector's item. Rare