The 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art (better known as the Armory Show) marked a turning point in the history of American art and culture. Organised by a small group of American artists and presented in the huge space of the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City, this ambitious exhibition of 1,400 works is remembered as the moment when the American public was introduced to European avant-garde art. This outstanding interdisciplinary volume includes 31 contributions by eminent scholars, re-examining the 1913 exhibition in its historical and cultural context. They draw on contemporary developments in music, literature, and early film to evoke the wider social, political, and economic climate of the time. Over 320 illustrations reflect the richness of the show, shedding new light on the artists represented, and vividly evoking the public and media responses to this legendary exhibition.
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