Salon to Biennial explores the development of modern art as shown through a series of influential group exhibitions. It is an important reference book available on the subject, and the only book available that charts these events in such detail and scope. Volume I opens with the revolutionary first Salon des Refusés in Paris in 1863, and concludes with the multi-locational international exhibition The New American Painting, organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1958-59. Salon to Biennial depicts a wealth of rare documentary material and ephemera, including installation photographs, publications, and reviews of the period surrounding each exhibition. It is an exceptional sourcebook for anyone interested in the history of twentieth-century art, exhibition history and design, as well as curatorial practice.
The author of Salon to Biennial Bruce Altshuler is Director of the Program in Museum Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. Altshuler is also the author of The Avant-Garde in Exhibition: New Art in the 20th Century. He has published numerous essays on modern and contemporary art and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University.