An Everyday Modernism: The Houses of William Wurster

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. First Edition, INSCRIBED by editor and essayist Marc Treib to noted curator Brenda Richardson on the half title page, "To Brenda / with love, if afar / Marc / XII / I / 95." Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on November 16, 1995 through February 11, 1996.

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 Near Fine dust jacket. Modest bumps to the crown and fore-edge corners of front and rear boards and center of fore-edge of front board. Jacket with faint rubbing and corresponding bumps to boards.

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Price: $95.00