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Author Spira, Freyda.

Title The power of prints : the legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor / Freyda Spira with Peter Parshall.

Published New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2016]
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  769.120973 SPIR    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 182 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Notes Catalog of the exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 26-May 22, 2016.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Metropolitan Museum curators William M. Ivins and his protege A. Hyatt Mayor not only assembled a vast collection of prints, from Renaissance masterworks to ephemeral works, but also expanded the appreciation of prints as aesthetic objects, socio-historical documents, and tools of communication. More radically, by discussing these prints in accessible language, they changed our notions of how art reaches the wider public. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including personal letters and departmental records, this is the first comprehensive exploration of the lives, careers, theories, and influence of Ivins and Mayor. Also included are 120 exceptional prints that represent the breadth and depth of their acquisitions, including works by Durer, Rembrandt, Callot, Goya, Whistler, Cassatt, and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Other author Parshall, Peter W.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961.
Mayor, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1901-1980.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Drawings and Prints -- Exhibitions.
Prints -- Collectors and collecting -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9781588395856