Archives of American Art

Modern Babel : a study of confusion in the art world : typescript, Howard Devree

Collection ID:
Devree, Howard, 1891-1966
1947 /
Physical Description:
1 Volume
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An unpublished typescript analyzing the phenomenon of modern art, especially in the U.S., as it has affected the artist, the public, and the art world in general. Devree dwells particularly on what he sees as a lack of understanding and cooperation between these groups.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Howard Devree was an art critic for THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel N70-24 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1970 by Mrs. Howard Devree, widow of Howard Devree.

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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