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Season's Greetings : Holiday cards by celebrated artists from the Monroe Wheeler Archive (Hardcover)
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As Director of Exhibitions and Publications at the Museum of Modern Art from 1939 to 1967, Monroe Wheeler heavily influenced typography, book design, and the development of the museum exhibition catalogue. During his tenure at MoMA, Wheeler developed close relationships with many of the artists he exhibited and published. Season's Greetingsis a volume of over fifty handmade art objects or limited printings that were sent to Wheeler from artists, many of whom he knew intimately, including never-before-seen work by such luminaries as Jean Cocteau, Ben Shahn, Miguel Covarrubias, Rufino Tamayo, Robert Parker, Roberto Montenegro, Herbert Bayer, and Max Weber.
Essays by Joseph Scott IV and Allen Ellenzweig establish the importance of this vast archive of art, letters, and ephemera, and highlight Wheeler's wide influence within his field.Season's Greetings is a fitting tribute to a man whose life's work centered on and celebrated fine art publications.
Vincent Cianni is a documentary photographer whose work explores community and memory through image, text, and audio. He teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design in NYC, and has authored two books, includingGays in the Military, published by Daylight Books in 2014.
Joseph Scott IV became caretaker of the Manhattan apartment of Monroe Wheeler in 1990 to help organize and preserve Wheeler's archive. His work continues today, as executor for Anatole Pohorienko, to assist in cataloging the remaining material for Wheeler, Glenway Wescott, and George Platt Lynes.
Allen Ellenzweig is an arts critic and cultural commentator currently preparing a biography of twentieth-century photographer George Platt Lynes for Oxford University Press. He teaches in the Writing Program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.