The Machine as seen at the end of the mechanical age

The Machine as seen at the end of the mechanical age
Price :  £80.00

K.G. Pontus Hulten.

New York. The Museum of Modern Art. 1968. First edition. Bound in hinged metal binding, with front panel embossed and with colour image of a New York street scene. 218 pages. Illustrated throughout in b&w. 245 x 220mm (9 x 8"). 1.1kg. . English. Near fine; some light rubbing to edges and corners of panels, light scratches to rear panel; internally excellent.

The exhibition catalogue for an important show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York looking at the response of artists through history to technology and machines. The exhibition includes early pieces by artists such as Durer and Leonardo da Vinci but predominantly focusses on the technological and artistic explosion of the 20th century. Artists featured include Hans Bellmer, Alexander Calder, Charles Chaplin, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, El Lissitzky, Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Francis Picabia, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Tinguely and Vladimir Tatlin. The works are divided into art, invention, car, camera and 'Experiments in Art and Technology'. The striking pressed metal binding reflects the machine age theme.