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ART AND ACTIVISM: PROJECTS OF JOHN AND DOMINIQUE DE MENIL. Ed. by Josef Helfenstein and Laureen Schipsi. Menil Collection, Houston, 2010. Distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven. 344 pp. with 335 ills. (152 col.). 29 x 25 cm. LC 2010-926780 ISBN 9780300123777 In English.
Presents a substantial examination of the celebrated accomplishments of French-born philanthropists and art patrons John (1904-1973) and Dominique de Menil (1908-1997), featuring more than 20 well-illustrated essays exploring such topics as the building of the couple's renowned collection of modern and contemporary art, their patronage of modern architecture in Houston, their leadership in Houston's civil rights movements and in human rights projects worldwide, their involvement in early film education and documentary filmmaking, and their establishment of the Rothko Chapel, the Menil Collection and other institutions; see also Worldwide 73208, another title focusing on the de Menils' legacy.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 71,75,68
Worldwide Number: 073201
Hardcover $65.00    

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