The De Stijl Environment

Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 1983. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page to noted curator Brenda Richardson and partner, "1 April 1983 / For Brenda and Carol / With much love, / Nancy." From Richardson's collection, with her name to top of front endpaper.

One of the most distinguished art curators and historians of the twentieth century, Brenda Richardson began her career at the University Art Museum in Berkeley (1964-1975), and went on to become the chief curator at the Baltimore Museum Art between 1975 and 1998. An unapologetic champion of contemporary art, she curated well over 70 major exhibitions for the BMA, the high spots being notable stagings for Frank Stella, Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, and Bruce Nauman. She also curated the 1985 exhibition of the Cone Collection, the BMA's prized centerpiece, which contains over 3000 works, including 600 pieces by Matisse, as well as work by Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, and others. She has authored and contributed to dozens of books on contemporary art, and John Waters, one of the most significant thinkers in the world of contemporary art, considers Richardson to be his mentor.

Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light bumps to the bottom right of front board and to crown. Jacket with light rubbing overall, light edgewear, and a small bruise with a small tear at the center of the front panel spine fold.

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