New Syllabus Features Lawrence Alloway
The Syllabus, a regularly updated guide to the Guggenheim's expanding publications archive, is now spotlighting the prolific art critic Lawrence Alloway, an influential Guggenheim curator who spearheaded the museum's early advocacy of Pop art in the 1960s. Twelve books and catalogues by Alloway or associated with his name are featured in the lineup, including out-of-print exhibition catalogues that examine the work of artists Francis Bacon, Barnett Newman, and Antoni Tàpies.
Continually growing, the Guggenheim publications archive already includes more than sixty digitized exhibition catalogues, essays, and books that can be browsed and read online in their entirety. As a portal to the archives, the Syllabus is updated regularly to highlight a different person, theme, movement, or trend that readers can learn more about by exploring the suggested books and links. Past editions of the Syllabus have focused on the designer Herbert Matter, the Guggenheim International Awards and Exhibitions series, and the artist Vasily Kandinsky.
The new Alloway Syllabus includes an introduction to the pioneering curator, whose early defense of artists like Jim Dine, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein helped to bring critical and public awareness to Pop art, a term that Alloway is credited with coining. In addition to fully illustrated catalogues, such as Systemic Painting, American Drawings, and William Baziotes: A Memorial Exhibition, the Syllabus features Alloway's essay for the seminal 1963 Guggenheim exhibition Six Painters and the Object, one of the first ever museum exhibitions dedicated to Pop art.
Whether you’re a scholar, a researcher, or an art enthusiast, the Syllabus is a great resource to explore and bookmark. To browse any of the digitized publications mentioned in the Syllabus or listed elsewhere in From the Archives, click on the book's image to go to its description page, and then click the Read Catalogue Online button to open the digitized flip-through book.