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The Resource Unstill life : a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction, Gabrielle Selz

Unstill life : a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction, Gabrielle Selz

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Unstill life : a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction
Title
Unstill life
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a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle Selz
Title variation
Unstill life
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a daughters memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Weaving her family narrative into the larger story of twentieth-century art and culture, Selz paints [a] ... portrait of her charismatic father--the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and director of his own art museum in California]-- ... the generation of modern artists he championed, and the daughter whose life he shaped"--Dust jacket flap
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Review
The daughter of art critic and historian Peter Selz, called Mr. Modern Art when he “reigned” as the chief curator of New York’s Museum of Modern Art from the late 1950s through the mid-’60s, Gabrielle Selz fashions a profoundly moving tribute to her parents in this memoir of her childhood, from Central Park West to Berkeley. Born the same year, 1958, the family moved from Claremont, Calif., where her father taught art history at Pomona College, to take up his position at the center of the modern art scene in New York, the author had a ring-side seat amid the so-called Irascibles that made up the corps of the Abstract Expressionists ever-present at family gatherings and parties—Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning et al. The son of wealthy Munich Jews, Selz was sent to school in New York in 1937. Peter’s elegant writer mother, Thalia, was his indispensable ally in the busy, influential art circuit, although Thalia grew frustrated and bitter at his serial philandering, and they divorced in 1965, just as Peter quit MOMA to start an art gallery at the University of California, Berkeley. Thereafter, Gabrielle was split between bohemian Greenwich Village, where she lived with her mother and sister in the Westbeth artist housing project, and crackling Berkeley during its hippie heyday. All tenderly captured by an author who knows art in her bones. (May) --Staff (Reviewed April 14, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 15, p)
Biography type
individual biography
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10304646
Cataloging source
DLC
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Selz, Gabrielle
Dewey number
  • 708.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7483.S383
LC item number
S45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Selz, Peter
  • Art historians
  • Art critics
  • Art museum curators
  • Fathers and daughters
Target audience
adult
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a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction
Label
Unstill life : a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction, Gabrielle Selz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780393239171
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013041177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862222218
  • (OCoLC)ocn862222218
  • 364607
Label
Unstill life : a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction, Gabrielle Selz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780393239171
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013041177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862222218
  • (OCoLC)ocn862222218
  • 364607

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