Making Choices, 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955; various, The Museum of Modern Art New York, 2000.
I was drawn to this book, initially, by the title ‘making choices.’ It’s something I find interesting in relation to art. Today, someone who makes good choices can be called an artist. Duchamp once said that in the future, the artist will simply be someone who points.
Making choices is also the job of the curator. This book selects four separate dates in the early 20th century, and sources from the museum’s collection interesting images/objects from each of those years - architecture, design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and, interestingly, film stills. The process becomes an act of selection - choice making - and extreme refinement.
Lots of nice images here to stuff your eyes with. Good one, MOMA.