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Making It Modern

The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman
by Margaret K. Hofer and Roberta J. M. Olson
D Giles Ltd

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 375 pp.
Size: 9.25 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781907804298
TB Code: 1809112
Availability: 331 in stock

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive study of the folk art collection purchased by the New-York Historical Society from Elie and Viola Nadelman in 1937. Exhibited by the couple from 1926 to 1937 in their pioneering Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts in Riverdale, New York, the nearly fifteen thousand works come from a collection spanning six centuries, thirteen countries, and a broad range of media. Authors Margaret K. Hofer and Roberta J.M. Olson explore a nucleus of some two hundred and sixteen highlights in eighty-seven catalog entries, as well as nine of Nadelman's own sculptures, and consider the possible interchanges between the Nadelman's collecting and his avant-garde art. Their research, employing new archival evidence from the Historical Society and the rich cache of Nadelman Papers, has resulted in exciting discoveries, among them Nadelman's active role in restoring some of his folk art objects.