The Machine as seen at the end of the Mechanical Age

HULTEN, Pontus
Museum of Modern Art
New York 1968
First Edition
Image ID 01616
Seminal Object catalogue with silver tin covers, this copy is completely MINT, still in the original card box as issued... the best condition this dealer has ever seen. Exhibition on Art, Reconstruction, Invention, Car, Camera, Reconstruction and E.A.T (experiments in Art and Technology) the exhibition gathered ideas about the place of the machine and art in the 2nd half of the 20th century. 216pp numerous b/w and numerous b/w illus, each artist has a single page devoted to their work plus an extensive essay introduction by HULTEN. He ends with the quote "To paraphrase what Tristan Tzara said about Dada: "No one can escape the machine. Only the machine can enable you to escape from destiny". Mint in silver boards with image designed by Anders Oserlin , after a photograph by Alicia Legg. Having come to MOMA from the Moderna Museet in Stockholm where Hulten produced some of the best post-war catalogues with radical designs, this is an important piece from his period at MOMA, New York, although it was apparently manufactured and designed in Sweden.
Binding type
perfect bound
Book condition
Very Good
Stock number
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