The Quality Instinct
Seeing Art Through a Museum Director’s Eye
How would we judge what is great in craftsmanship? Or, then again more to the disputable point, would we be able to judge workmanship?
Acclaimed exhibition hall executive Maxwell Anderson, recently named Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, enters the shred with The Quality Instinct.
Part individual diary, part believing individual’s manual for the historical center, The Quality Instinct is loaded with mind and cleverness, tales, and bits of knowledge from the creator’s 30 years in the profoundly aggressive, frequently argumentative craftsmanship world.
Anderson takes us on an excellent voyage through old and contemporary workmanship, sharing five straightforward measurements of value that help us to expand our “visual proficiency” as we figure out how to see, not just look and judge.