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Adventures in art : 40 years at Pace
Glimcher, Mildred, 1939-
Publication Information:
Milano : Leonardo International, [2001]

Physical Description:
660 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes comprehensive chronology of exhibitions.

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N8660.P24 A38 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Adventures in Art is a magisterial volume that documents the story of Pace Gallery in New York. One of the most important 20th-century American galleries, the history of Pace is virtually the history post-war America art, and this book, with over 700 color images and nearly 700 pages, shows why. Arne Glimcher, founder of Pace Gallery, has not only been adept at spotting trends in art, but in encouraging new visions, and defining movements. Among the artists with whom he's had a close and enduring relationship are Robert Irwin, Louise Nevelson, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Jean Dubuffet, and many others whose exhibitions are documented in Adventures in Art. The book includes chronological lists of the exhibitions and publications that have defined Pace Gallery since the early 1960s, and excerpts from reviews and catalogs by such prominent writers as Hilton Kramer, Lawrence Alloway, Rosalind Krauss, Peter Schjeldahl, Robert Rosenblum, and Calvin Tomkins.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

A firsthand survey history of the influential Pace Gallery in New York City, this in fact presents a pretty good snapshot of the city's art world in the past 40-plus years. A brief introduction by critic Barbara Rose sets the scene and surveys the development of the gallery in its various incarnations (Pace Gallery, PaceWildenstein, Pace Editions, Pace/MacGill) and the artists it handled. The bulk of the book is a chronological survey of the exhibitions founder Arne Glimcher organized. Each exhibition receives several pages reproducing installation views, with photos of individual objects, excerpts from reviews and catalogs, and brief observations by Glimcher written expressly for this book. The list of artists Pace handled is impressive (e.g., Louise Nevelson, Chuck Close, and Mark Rothko), as is the range and the prescience shown. Though Pace was only one gallery in the New York art world, the in-house history (edited by Glimcher's wife, an art historian) makes its importance quite clear. Highly recommended for advanced art history collections. Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.