Breuer’s Whitney: An Anniversary Exhibition

[BREUER] OLSBERG, NICHOLAS

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New York: Whitney Museum, (1996), Catalog for the exhibition commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the Museum’s building designed by Marcel Breuer. Olsberg’s essay recounts the museum’s history and the building’s use, focusing on the controversial post-modern expansion designed by Graves in 1985 which was defeated by what Olsberg calls, “...preservationists [united] with unreconstructed modernists in a strange but potent coalition of nostalgia,” but not before virtually demolishing a midtown residential block. Alas, the Whitney deserted it and now everyone wishes the building would just disappear. First edition. 8vo; 20 pp.; illustrated. A very good copy in original wrappers. (Item ID: 011511)



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