1926. (24) pp. catalogue of the landmark exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, with foreword by Katherine S. Dreier and text on Modernism by Christian Brinton, with 22 illustrations showing works by Chagall, Kandinsky, Burliuk, Klee, Malevich, Dreier, Demuth, Archipenko, and lesser known artists. Small 4to. Original wrpps., elegantly illustrated with a design by A. Ladjalov, slight rubbing. New York (Société Anonyme Inc., Museum of Modern Art) 1926.
In the foreword to this catalogue, Dreier writes, "We, who have made a study of the underlying principles upon which all art is based, realize that there are certain fundamentals which may never be offended. And this governs the old art as well as the new. Therefore, we are conscious that the artists who express themselves in the so-called modern way, have enlarged the vision of art, for it is based on the same fundamental principles as those underlying the old art. It is foolish, therefore, when men try to set aside the old art or do not revere it, just as it is equally foolish when they refuse to recognize that we are living in a period where a distinct contribution has been made to art, which has not existed heretofore....The important thing is for the public to look on these paintings, not as puzzle pictures, but with an open mind...If we will have the patience, as well as the courage, to leave our preconceived ideas of art behind, we will find that our life has become enriched by the new sensations which these pictures reveal, for to live, art must enlarge its visions." Book ID: 14400