Alexander Dorner

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Alexander Dorner (1893, Königsberg - 1957, Naples) was a museum director and professor of art history at Brown University and Bennington College.

Publications

  • The Way Beyond 'Art': The Work of Herbert Bayer, intro. John Dewey, New York: Wittenborn, Schultz, 1947, 244 pp; rev.ed. as The Way Beyond 'Art', New York: New York University Press, 1958, 154 pp. The section on Bayer is not included in the revised edition. Reviews: Tomas (JAAC), Boas (Art Bulletin). Commentary: Cauman (College Art J). (English)

Literature

  • Samuel Cauman, The Living Museum: Experiences of an Art Historian and Museum Director, Alexander Dorner, New York: New York University Press, 1958. Contains conflicting biographical information. (English)
  • Monika Flacke, Museumskonzeptionen in der Weimarer Republik: die Tätigkeit Alexander Dorners im Provinzialmuseum Hannover, Marburg: Jonas, 1985. (German)
  • Monika Flacke, "Alexander Dorner" in Avantgarde und Publikum: zur Rezeption avantagardistischer Kunst in Deutschland, 1905-1933, ed. Henricke Junge, Vienna: Böhler, 1992, pp 51-58. (German)
  • Ockman, Joan, "The Road Not Taken: Alexander Dorner's Way Beyond 'Art'", in Autonomy and Ideology: Positioning an Avant-garde in America, ed. Robert Somol, New York: Monacceli Press, 1997. (English)
  • Ulrike Wendland, Biographisches Handbuch deutschsprachiger Kunsthistoriker im Exil: Leben und Werk der unter dem Nationalsozialismus verfolgten und vertriebenen Wissenschaftler, 1, Munich: Saur, 1999, pp 123-127. (German)
Bibliography
  • "Bibliography of Alexander Dorner's Works", in, Cauman, The Living Museum, 1958, p 211.

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