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Alexander Calder Sculpture - Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture
Alexander Calder: Performing

Alexander Calder Sculpture

An insightful new look at one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artistic visionaries Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is one of modernism’s most captivating and influential figures. First trained as a mechanical engineer, Calder relocated from New York to Paris in the mid-twenties where his acceptance into the city’s burgeoning avant-garde circles coincided with the development of his characteristic form of kinetic sculpture. His early work Cirque Calder, which was presented throughout Paris to great acclaim, prefigures the performance and theatrical aspects that dominate Calder’s pioneering artistic works and are situated as a primary subject of intrigue in this publication.   Rather than simply refashion sculpture’s traditional forms, Calder envisioned entirely new possibilities for the medium and transformed its static nature into something dynamic and responsive. Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture provides detailed insight into that pioneering process through reproductions of personal drawings and notes. Also featured is new research from a wide range of renowned scholars, furthering our understanding of the remarkable depth of Calder’s beloved mobile sculptures and entrenching his status as an icon of modernism. 

  • ASIN: 0300219156
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Calder (Great Modern Masters)
Calder (Great Modern Masters)

Alexander Calder Sculpture

Introduces the life and work of the artist famous for his mobiles

  • Brand: Brand: Harry N Abrams / Cameo
  • ASIN: 0810946688
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist
Alexander Calder: Meet the

Alexander Calder Sculpture

No artist can put a smile on your face quicker than Alexander Calder. A sense of playfulness animates all of his work—from his signature hanging mobiles to his endlessly creative toys, drawings, and jewelry. Alexander Calder: Meet the Artist! is an exciting hands-on introduction to this beloved American sculptor. Calder's whimsical world is brought to life by imaginative pop-ups, pull tabs, lift-the-flaps, and cutouts. A universe of artistic possibilities opens up as young readers explore Calder's creative evolution, play with his toy designs, and even create their own sculptural circus.

  • Brand: Chronicle Books
  • ASIN: 1616892250
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940
Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years:

Alexander Calder Sculpture

The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder: an authoritative and revelatory achievement, based on a wealth of letters and papers never before available, and written by one of our most renowned art critics. Alexander Calder is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century. Anybody who has ever set foot in a museum knows him as the inventor of the mobile, America's unique contribution to modern art. But only now, forty years after the artist's death, is the full story of his life being told in this biography, which is based on unprecedented access to Calder's letters and papers as well as scores of interviews. Jed Perl shows us why Calder was--and remains--a barrier breaker, an avant-garde artist with mass appeal.     This beautifully written, deeply researched book opens with Calder's wonderfully peripatetic upbringing in Philadelphia, California, and New York. Born in 1898 into a family of artists--his father was a well-known sculptor, his mother a painter and a pioneering feminist--Calder went on as an adult to forge important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century artists, including Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, and Piet Mondrian. We move through Calder's early years studying ...

  • Brand: Knopf
  • ASIN: 0307272729
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Alexander Calder: Trees: Naming Abstraction
Alexander Calder: Trees: Naming

Alexander Calder Sculpture

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) famously transposed modernist visual abstraction into three-dimensional space, initially doing so in the context of European abstract artists such as Mondrian. In 1933, leaving Paris for his native United States, he settled in an old farmhouse in Roxbury, Connecticut, where the forms of nature became a new source of inspiration for his creativity. By the summer of 1934, Calder was producing his first outdoor sculptures. His monumental standing mobile "The Tree" (1966) exemplifies this new tension between abstraction and figuration. This volume, published for an exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, tracks Calder’s evolution away from geometric abstraction and toward large-scale biomorphism via the tree motif. It includes maquettes that anticipate "The Tree" as well as a striking group of rarely seen sculptures from the 1930s to the 1950s.

  • ASIN: 3775737103
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Alexander Calder: Sculptures
Alexander Calder: Sculptures

Alexander Calder Sculpture

Ugo Mulas and Alexander Calder. A great photographer and a great artist bound by close friendship. The visible fruit of this relationship are the hundreds of photographs of the histrionic American artist, his family, his works, and his houses in Roxbury (USA) and Sache (France) taken by Mulas: a 'family album that showed the love for his work and the joy that his friendship gave me'. The carefully selected photographs presented, edited by Melina, Ugo Mulas' daughter and a well known photographer in her own right, evidences the role of unspoken art critic played by Mulas.As Argan writes, the photographer was able to capture 'with incredible delicacy the genetic affinity between the works and their creator, and at the same time their intimate contradiction, as if the lightness of the sculptures atoned for the sculptor's heavy bulk and their capriciousness matched his kind-hearted, unpredictable character, the nature of which is expressed by the tufts of his white hair, ever tousled by a non-existent wind'.Born into a family of artists, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) showed right from his infancy an approach to the manipulation of materials that was to change the course of modern art. An outstanding inventor of wire caricatures and animals (see, for example, his famous Circus), at the...

  • ASIN: 8889854219
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Alexander Calder: Multum in Parvo
Alexander Calder: Multum in

Alexander Calder Sculpture

Multum in Parvo highlights the complex relationship between scale and size in the oeuvre of Alexander Calder (1898–1976) over a period of more than 30 years.As its title--translating to “much in little”--implies, the volume features over 40 rare small-scale sculptures, ranging from the size of a thumb to 30 inches tall, all of which feature the same physical qualities as Calder’s largest mobiles in the most miniature of detail.In addition to archival material, installation photography of the sculptures in the environment designed for them by architects Santiago and Gabriel Calatrava, and original architectural sketches, the book also includes commissioned essays by Jed Perl, art historian and author currently at work on the first full-length biography of Alexander Calder, and Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic, as well as poems by Karl Shapiro and John Updike.

  • ASIN: 0986060658
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Alexander Calder, 1898-1976
Alexander Calder, 1898-1976

Alexander Calder Sculpture

The striking mobile sculptures of Alexander Calder are among the most notable and original creations of twentieth-century art. Combining for the first time movement and sculpture, these works represent a new and highly influential departure from the practices of the past. Yet Calder's work ranges much more widely. This lavishly illustrated book reflects the full diversity of Calder's oeuvre and explores an outstanding selection of more than two hundred of his works.Based on access to family archives, an overview of Calder's entire career, and contributions from the artist's grandson Alexander S. C. Rower, this book for the first time presents the artist in a serious light and proper historical context.Without ignoring the playful and whimsical dimension of his work, the book emphasizes Calder's role as one of the great formal innovators of the century. Each work of art selected from those produced during his prolific career is reproduced here in color and is accompanied by comparative works, informative essays, and extensive chronology.This book is the catalogue of a major centenary exhibit that opens at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., on March 29, 1998 and then travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

  • Brand: Brand: Natl Gallery of Art
  • ASIN: 0894682288
Alexander Calder Sculpture - Calder Sculpture
Calder Sculpture

Alexander Calder Sculpture

This absorbing volume is the first account of an important twentieth century artists's sculptural progression, from his figurative wire sculptures and abstract mobiles to his monumental public works. In size, medium, and conception, Calder's work is amazingly varied.

  • Brand: Brand: Universe
  • ASIN: 0789301342

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