Salon to Biennial

Exhibitions that Made Art History, Volume 1: 1863-1959

The most comprehensive reference book on contemporary art group exhibitions.

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


Price: USD$90.00



  • The development of modern art, shown through all of the most influential group exhibitions in history
  • The only book available that charts these groundbreaking events in such detail and scope
  • First in a two-volume set, with the second volume intended for publication in 2009,
    Volume 1 opens with the revolutionary first Salon des Refusés in Paris of 1863 and concludes with the multi-locational international exhibition 'The New American Painting', organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1958–59
  • Includes a wealth of rare documentary material and ephemera, such as installation photographs, publications and reviews of the period
  • An exceptional sourcebook for anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century art, exhibition design or curatorial practice


About the author(s)
Bruce Altshuler is Director of the Program in Museum Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University. Altshuler is the author of The Avant-Garde in Exhibition: New Art in the 20th Century and Isamu Noguchi; editor of Collecting the New: Museums and Contemporary Art and co-editor of Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations. He has published numerous essays on modern and contemporary art and holds a Ph.D in Philosophy from Harvard University.


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