Item description for Calder, 1898-1976 (Album Series) by Jacob Baal-Teshuva & Alexander Calder...
Overview Shows and describes sculpture by Calder, including both mobiles and stabiles
When the final tally of key movers in the plastic arts of this century is compiled, there is no doubt that maestro of movement Alexander Calder (1898-1976), the man who put the swing into sculpture, will be near numero uno. Calder took it off the plinth, gave it to the wind, and left us kinetic playgrounds of the spirit. He operated at the point where Modernity and nature Fused, developing an environmental art that changed the medium Forever. Visiting his Paris atelier in 1932, Duchamp coined the term "Mobiles" For Calder's delicate wire and disc pieces, constructions that would soon become immensely popular. But he didn't rest on his innovations. Friends with Miro, Mondrian and Leger, Calder also turned his hand to painting, drawing, gouaches, toys, textiles and utensil design. A graphic master who sketched as much in air as in ink, the Sixties and Seventies saw Calder take on the monumental, translating the dynamics of cities into both his Mobiles and "Stabiles". At a time when sculpture was perceived to be the antithesis of movement, Calder unmade gravity and freed the elements in a body of work that is still sending a wind of change through the art world today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Benedikt Taschen Verlag
ISBN 3822876429 ISBN13 9783822876428
Availability 0 units.
More About Jacob Baal-Teshuva & Alexander Calder
Jacob Baal-Teshuva is an author, critic and independent curator. His books include Andy Warhol 1928-1987 (Prestel), Chagall, Calder and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. He lives in Paris, France.
Reviews - What do customers think about Calder, 1898-1976 (Album Series)?
Alexander Calder Jun 16, 2008
This is a wonderful little book. It is a great resource on Calder. I volunteer at our local grade school as an art docent and shared this book with my classes for our Alexander Calder mobile projects. The students were impressed. The quality of the photos is first rate and the text is informative.
Alexander Calder Mar 21, 2003
This book is an excellent piece of work. Expertly written and illustrated with an array of beatifully taken colour photographs. This book is a must have for any fan of Calder's work. Superb.