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Title :

Constructing modernism : Berenice Abbott and Henry-Russell Hitchcock : a re-creation of the 1934 exhibition The urban vernacular of the thirties, forties and fifties : American cities before the Civil War

Authors :
MILEAF, Janine A. ; YANNI, Carla ;
Conference :
exposition ; Middletown (CT, USA), Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center ;
Publication year :
1993
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
In the summer of 1934, Wesleyan professor Henry-Russell Hitchcock and photographer Berenice Abbott traveled throughout the American East Coast to photograph pre-Civil War architecture. From the resulting photographs, Hitchcock selected a group of 50 for American cities before the Civil War. This exhibition was one of eight organized by Hitchcock 1933-1936 as the Wesleyan University Architectural Exhibitions; Hitchcock envisioned that these exhibitions would travel indefinitely to museums and universities. American cities was in fact shown at several venues 1934-1938, including Wesleyan's Olin Library in June 1935. It has remained intact in the Davison Art Center, as is it was first prepared for travel, for 49 years. A transcript of Hitchcock's 1934 catalogue text is appended. ;
Pagination/Size :
64 ; 64 p.; ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5305C06 - 1800-1945 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Photographie ; 530-V - 1800-1945 ;
French keywords :
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991 ; Architecture ; Ecrits ; Etats-Unis ; Etats-Unis de l'Est ; Exposition ; Historiens de l'architecture ; Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987 ; Middletown (CT, USA), Wesleyan University, Olin Memorial Library ; Photographie ; Ville ; Vues ; 1800-1900 ; 1830-1860 ; 1900-2000 ; 1935 ;
Descriptors :
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991 ; Architectural historians ; Architecture ; Cities ; Exhibitions ; Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987 ; Middletown (CT, USA), Wesleyan University, Olin Memorial Library ; Photography ; United States ; United States, Eastern ; Views ; Writings ; 1800-1900 ; 1830-1860 ; 1900-2000 ; 1935 ;
Document type :
Catalogue d'exposition ;
INIST identifier :
25122294 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;