Gabriel P. Weisberg. Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition. New York, Dahesh Museum of Art / Rutgers University Press, 2002, 208pp.
The beautifully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition Against the Modern: Dagnan-Bouveret and the Transformation of the Academic Tradition marks Professor Weisberg’s and the Dahesh Museum of Art’s second collaboration with Rutgers University Press. (The first resulted in Overcoming all Obstacles: The Women of the Académie Julian in 1999.) This catalogue features a book-length essay on Dagnan-Bouveret by Professor Weisberg, an appendix of the artist’s Salon submissions by Michelle Montgomery, footnotes, and a comprehensive bibliography.