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Author Klich, Lynda.

Title The Postcard Age : selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection / Lynda Klich and Benjamin Weiss.

Imprint Boston : MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by ARTBOOK/D.A.P., 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    741.683 KLI    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    741.683 KLI    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 295 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 25 cm.
Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 24, 2012-Apr. 14, 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In the decades around 1900, postcards were Twitter, email, Flickr and Facebook, all wrapped into one. A postcard craze swept the world, and billions of cards were bought, mailed and pasted into albums. Many famous artists turned to the new medium, but one of the great pleasures and enigmas of postcards is how some of the most beautiful and interesting examples were made by artists whose names we barely know. Drawing on the riches of the Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Collection (probably the finest and most comprehensive collection of its type), this gorgeous book traces the historical and cultural themes--enthralling, exciting, and sometimes disturbing--of the modern age. The first general publication on the postcard as an artistic medium since the mid-1970s, The Postcard Age is organized thematically, with chapters devoted to urban life, the changing role of women, sports, celebrity, new technologies, the stylish collectors' cards of Art Nouveau and World War I. The result is at once a vivid picture of the concerns and pastimes of the turn of the century and a sampler from the Lauder's vast archives.
Subject Lauder, Leonard A. -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston -- Exhibitions.
Postcards -- History -- Exhibitions.
Postcards -- Collectors and collecting -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Lauder, Leonard A.
Weiss, Benjamin, 1922-
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Added Title Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection
ISBN 9780878467815 (hardcover)
0878467815 (hardcover)

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