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The first publication of the unknown poetry of a major twentieth-century sculptor In 1955, long before he became famous for his abstract metal sculptures, John Chamberlain lived at Black Mountain College, writing poetry alongside Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Charles Olson. By the time he moved to New York City ...
Black Mountain Chamberlain: John Chamberlain's Writings at Black Mountain College, 1955
The first publication of the unknown poetry of a major twentieth-century sculptor In 1955, long before he became famous for his abstract metal sculptures, John Chamberlain lived at Black Mountain College, writing poetry alongside Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and Charles Olson. By the time he moved to New York City in 1956 and began to develop his unique sculptural style, Chamberlain had completed a series of poems with marginal comments by Olson and himself, but the work remained unpublished and unknown-until now. In Black Mountain Chamberlain, Julie Sylvester presents a facsimile of this fascinating typescript along with an introduction based on interviews conducted with Chamberlain in the 1980s, conversations in which he described the strong connections between the poems and his later work. At first glance, Chamberlain's delicate and quiet poems appear to be the antithesis of his bold and brash sculpture. But in the introduction Chamberlain says that in fact the way he made poems at Black Mountain influenced the way he made sculptures throughout his career: It's actually doing things in the same way, with words or with metal. It's all in the fit. Beautifully produced, Black Mountain Chamberlain reveals a remarkable and unexpected new side of an important twentieth-century artist. Distributed for Editions Julie Sylvester
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41.950000 USD

Black Mountain Chamberlain: John Chamberlain's Writings at Black Mountain College, 1955

by John Chamberlain
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The nation's first federally-commissioned monument, Horatio Greenough's huge marble statue of George Washington, sits near the entrance of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Meant to be the symbolic focus of the whole continent--at the very center of the US Capitol--the monument instead seems a sadly curious relic. This ...
Horatio Grennough and the Form Majestic: The Biography of the Nation's First Washington Monument
The nation's first federally-commissioned monument, Horatio Greenough's huge marble statue of George Washington, sits near the entrance of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Meant to be the symbolic focus of the whole continent--at the very center of the US Capitol--the monument instead seems a sadly curious relic. This book tells the tale of its demotion from stardom to obscurity: the story is stranger than fiction, including an attempted murder; fights in the USA, Britain, and Italy; and political maneuvering. Horatio Greenough and the Form Majestic: The Biography of the Nation's First Washington Monument presents new research into the complicated tale. It translates and explains the monument's Latin inscription and offers the story of how the work was brought to America by a sea captain subsequently immortalized by Herman Melville. The book also untangles and decodes the monument's symbolism for the average spectator and art lovers alike. This is the story of the commissioning, conception, execution, transportation, installation and re-location, the public's bemused and often fond reception, subsequently frequent re-positionings, and so much more of the nation's first monument to George Washington. Horatio Greenough's statue rests at the heart of an amazing tale, never told before this book.
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36.750000 USD

Horatio Grennough and the Form Majestic: The Biography of the Nation's First Washington Monument

by Harry Rand
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Renee Sintenis: Between Freedom and Modernism
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41.950000 USD

Renee Sintenis: Between Freedom and Modernism

by Julia Wallner, Alexandra Demberger
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What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? That was the question posed by the curators, artists, scholars, and students who comprise the Philadelphia-based public art and history studio Monument Lab. And in 2017, along with Mural Arts Philadelphia, they produced and organized a groundbreaking, city-wide exhibition ...
Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia
What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? That was the question posed by the curators, artists, scholars, and students who comprise the Philadelphia-based public art and history studio Monument Lab. And in 2017, along with Mural Arts Philadelphia, they produced and organized a groundbreaking, city-wide exhibition of temporary, site-specific works that engaged directly with the community. The installations, by a cohort of diverse artists considering issues of identity, appeared in iconic public squares and neighborhood parks with research and learning labs and prototype monuments. Monument Lab is a fabulous compendium of the exhibition and a critical reflection of the proceedings, including contributions from interlocutors and collaborators. The exhibition and this handbook were designed to generate new ways of thinking about monuments and public art as well as to find new, critical perspectives to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and to imagine those we have yet to build. Monument Lab energizes acivic dialogue about place and history as forces for a deeper questioning of what it means to be Philadelphian in a time of renewal and continuing struggle.Contributors: Alexander Alberro, Alliyah Allen, Laurie Allen, Andrew Friedman, Justin Geller, Kristen Giannantonio, Jane Golden, Aviva Kapust, Fariah Khan, Homay King, Stephanie Mach, Trapeta B. Mayson, Nathaniel Popkin, Ursula Rucker, Jodi Throckmorton, Salamishah Tillet, Jennifer Harford Vargas, Naomi Waltham-Smith, Bethany Wiggin, Mariam I. Williams, Leslie Willis-Lowry, and the editors. Artists: Tania Bruguera, Mel Chin, Kara Crombie, Tyree Guyton, Hans Haacke, David Hartt, Sharon Hayes, King Britt and Joshua Mays, Klip Collective, Duane Linklater, Emeka Ogboh, Karyn Olivier, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Kaitlin Pomerantz, RAIR, Alexander Rosenberg, Jamel Shabazz, Hank Willis Thomas, Shira Walinsky and Southeast by Southeast, and Marisa Williamson.
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36.750000 USD

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

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Metalworking in copper is an ancient and rewarding art. Used by human beings for more than 4,000 years, this long-lasting, widely available and very forgiving material lends itself to the creation of beautiful figurative sculptures, as well as abstract forms. In this book, lifelong sculptor Sue White-Oakes and writer Jim ...
Sculpting in Copper
Metalworking in copper is an ancient and rewarding art. Used by human beings for more than 4,000 years, this long-lasting, widely available and very forgiving material lends itself to the creation of beautiful figurative sculptures, as well as abstract forms. In this book, lifelong sculptor Sue White-Oakes and writer Jim Pratt explain the craft of working in copper with the novice metalworker in mind. First covering basic tools and techniques, from cutting and truing to annealing and soldering, they go on to demonstrate five exciting sculpture projects, each increasing in complexity, with the aim of building readers' confidence as their skills progress. Providing clear, practical instruction for the beginner, accompanied by helpful how-to images, this book is the essential resource for anyone wishing to explore the potential of sculpting in copper.
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36.700000 USD

Sculpting in Copper

by Susan White-Oakes, Jim Pratt
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The Skulpturensammlung und Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst is housed in the Bode-Museum, part of the ensemble of prestigious museums on the Museuminsel Berlin. Skulpturensammlung is one of the largest collections of ancient sculpture in the world (early Middle Ages to the late eighteenth century), with works from the German-speaking countries, ...
Skulpturensammlung und Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
The Skulpturensammlung und Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst is housed in the Bode-Museum, part of the ensemble of prestigious museums on the Museuminsel Berlin. Skulpturensammlung is one of the largest collections of ancient sculpture in the world (early Middle Ages to the late eighteenth century), with works from the German-speaking countries, France, the Low Countries, Italy and Spain. The collection includes works by legendary sculptors such as Donatello, Tilman Riemenschneider, Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini and Andreas Schluter. The Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst is a collection of Late Antique sarcophagi and sculpture from the Eastern Roman Empire, and ivory carvings from post-pharaonic, early Byzantine Egypt. The works presented in this volume are amongst the most prized by the museum's director, who combines expertise with a refreshingly personal perspective to invite the reader to experience them through new eyes.
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18.50 USD

Skulpturensammlung und Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

by Michael Eissenhauer
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Motivated by the inexorable rise of urban-industrial development and the subsequent deterioration of our planet, artists confront the contemporary vulnerability of our natural world, and illustrate the continued relevance of ecology and nature conservation to contemporary artistic practice, and global climate change. In Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary ...
Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art
Motivated by the inexorable rise of urban-industrial development and the subsequent deterioration of our planet, artists confront the contemporary vulnerability of our natural world, and illustrate the continued relevance of ecology and nature conservation to contemporary artistic practice, and global climate change. In Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art, leading artists Jennifer Angus, Mark Dion, Courtney Mattison, and James Prosek make natural elements their medium conceptually and literally. From prints created with eel bodies and moth wings, to ceramic sculpture mimicking coral bleaching, cabinets filled with colorful plastic collected from oceans and rivers, and walls covered with shockingly beautiful, preserved insects, the artwork reflects an artist's perspective to natural science, these essays and written conversations showcase the persuasive role artists can play in advocating for the preservation of earth.
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37.19 USD

Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art

by Jennifer Stettler Parsons
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The book features recent work developed in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (a vehicle for veterans), a pavilion produced with the performance of Stelarc, a video piece with Warp recording artist Mira Calix and Minimaforms' critically acclaimed light installation in Trafalgar Square, Memory Cloud. Accompanying the projects are texts by Archigram's ...
Enabling: The Work of Minimaforms
The book features recent work developed in collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko (a vehicle for veterans), a pavilion produced with the performance of Stelarc, a video piece with Warp recording artist Mira Calix and Minimaforms' critically acclaimed light installation in Trafalgar Square, Memory Cloud. Accompanying the projects are texts by Archigram's David Greene, Stelarc and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
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31.450000 USD

Enabling: The Work of Minimaforms

by Theodore Spyropoulos, Stephen Spyropoulos
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Plainspeak
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22.31 USD

Plainspeak

by Astrid Alben
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'You will have a moment of quiet delight and a mood of introspection to carry you away.' Edmund de Waal Prized by collectors from East to West, Japanese netsuke are tiny objects of wonder that originated as utilitarian accessories for traditional Japanese dress. Over the centuries these small carved toggles, ...
Japanese Netsuke
'You will have a moment of quiet delight and a mood of introspection to carry you away.' Edmund de Waal Prized by collectors from East to West, Japanese netsuke are tiny objects of wonder that originated as utilitarian accessories for traditional Japanese dress. Over the centuries these small carved toggles, designed to hook over the top of the kimono sash, evolved into high-fashion depictions of all aspects of Japanese life. In this richly illustrated and highly accessible book, Julia Hutt draws on the V&A's world-famous netsuke collection to explore the origins and techniques of this captivating art form.
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31.450000 USD

Japanese Netsuke

by Julia Hutt
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A book that documents Alicja Kwade's 2019 Roof Garden commission at The Met-large-scale sculptures that reference celestial bodies Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade's site-specific installation for ...
Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot - The Roof Garden Commission
A book that documents Alicja Kwade's 2019 Roof Garden commission at The Met-large-scale sculptures that reference celestial bodies Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade's site-specific installation for the 2019 Roof Garden commission at The Met consists of two immersive sculptures that resemble an astrolabe, the instrument historically used to measure the location of the stars and planets over time. This compact volume presents images and analysis of this new installation, setting its creation in the context of the artist's past work. An interview with Kwade conducted for this publication sheds further light on her process and inspirations.
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10.450000 USD

Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot - The Roof Garden Commission

by Sheena Wagstaff, Kelly Baum
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Beau Dick (1955-2017) was celebrated far beyond his hometown of Alert Bay, B.C., for both his political activism and his creation of striking, larger-than-life carved masks inspired by the traditional stories of the Kwakwaka'wakw. Dick's multi-faceted engagement with Kwakwaka'wakw culture included carving (which he learned from Northwest Coast artists such ...
Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism
Beau Dick (1955-2017) was celebrated far beyond his hometown of Alert Bay, B.C., for both his political activism and his creation of striking, larger-than-life carved masks inspired by the traditional stories of the Kwakwaka'wakw. Dick's multi-faceted engagement with Kwakwaka'wakw culture included carving (which he learned from Northwest Coast artists such as Henry Hunt, Doug Cranmer, and Bill Reid), storytelling, and dancing. As a high-ranking member of Hamat'sa, the prestigious Kwakwaka'wakw secret society centred on the story of a ravenous, man-eating spirit, Dick drew on all these art forms to create regalia for and participate in elaborate ceremonies that enacted Kwakwaka'wakw cosmology. Devoured by Consumerism shares nearly two dozen of these masks: vivid, unforgettable creations, made with traditional and contemporary methods and materials, depicting figures like Cannibal Raven, Nu-Tla-Ma (Fool Dancer), and Bookwus (Wild Man of the Woods). Texts by LaTiesha Fazakas, John Cussans, and Candice Hopkins outline the stories that the masks depict, consider the inescapable parallels between Hamat'sa and the consumerism of capitalist society, and grapple with the philosophy that animates Hamat'sa--one that seeks to confront and, ultimately, master the voracious appetites inside us all.
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26.250000 USD

Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism

by Alan Hunt, Cole Speck, John Cussans, Latiesha Fazakas
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Slant Step Book: The Mysterious Object and the Artworks It Inspired
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36.750000 USD

Slant Step Book: The Mysterious Object and the Artworks It Inspired

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Most people are familar with the imposing bronze staue in Rotterdam's city centre. Known as The Destroyed City, it is considered worldwide to be one of the most impressive monuments to the victims of World War II. It is so well known that, unusually for a statue on a public ...
Zadkine: By the Sea
Most people are familar with the imposing bronze staue in Rotterdam's city centre. Known as The Destroyed City, it is considered worldwide to be one of the most impressive monuments to the victims of World War II. It is so well known that, unusually for a statue on a public space, many people even know the name of its creator: Zadkine. But who was Zadkine? And what else did he do? This book provides a comprehensive overview of the work of this Parisian master of modernism, who, with his fellow artists like Picasso, Brancusi, and Lipchitz, transformed the face of Western sculpture forever. Zadkine's capacity for continually reinventing himself and developing new forms and shapes in response to the changing world around him marks him out as one of the greatest artists of his day. The book focuses particularly on Zadkine's bond with the Netherlands, where his collectors and those who commissioned his work often counted as his friends. Text in English and Dutch.
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42.000000 USD

Zadkine: By the Sea

by Siebe Thissen, Jan Teeuwisse, Feico Hoekstra, Veronique Gautherin, Cathy Corbett, Noelle Chabert, Flip Bool
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This volume addresses the question of the relation between sculpture and coins--or large statuary and miniature art--in the private and public domain. It originates in the Harvard Art Museums 2011 Ilse and Leo Mildenberg interdisciplinary symposium celebrating the acquisition of Margarete Bieber's coin collection. The papers examine the function of ...
Sculpture and Coins: Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector
This volume addresses the question of the relation between sculpture and coins--or large statuary and miniature art--in the private and public domain. It originates in the Harvard Art Museums 2011 Ilse and Leo Mildenberg interdisciplinary symposium celebrating the acquisition of Margarete Bieber's coin collection. The papers examine the function of Greek and Roman portraiture and the importance of coins for its identification and interpretation. The authors are scholars from different backgrounds and present case studies from their individual fields of expertise: sculpture, public monuments, coins, and literary sources. Sculpture and Coins also pays homage to the art historian Margarete Bieber (1879-1978) whose work on ancient theater and Hellenistic sculpture remains seminal. She was the first woman to receive the prestigious travel fellowship from the German Archaeological Institute and the first female professor at the University of Giessen. Dismissed by the Nazis, she came to the United States and taught at Columbia. This publication cannot answer all the questions: its merit is to reopen and broaden a conversation on a topic seldom tackled by numismatists and archaeologists together since the time of Bernard Ashmole, Phyllis Lehmann and Leon Lacroix.
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40.82 USD

Sculpture and Coins: Margarete Bieber as Scholar and Collector

by Carmen Arnold-Biucchi
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The Necessity of Sculpture brings together a selection of articles on sculpture and sculptors from Eric Gibson's nearly four-decade career as an art critic. It covers subjects as diverse as Mesopotamian cylinder seals, war memorials, and the art of the American West; stylistic periods such as the Hellenistic in Ancient ...
The Necessity of Sculpture
The Necessity of Sculpture brings together a selection of articles on sculpture and sculptors from Eric Gibson's nearly four-decade career as an art critic. It covers subjects as diverse as Mesopotamian cylinder seals, war memorials, and the art of the American West; stylistic periods such as the Hellenistic in Ancient Greece and Kamakura in medieval Japan; Michelangelo, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and other historical figures; modernists like Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, and Alberto Giacometti; and contemporary artists including Richard Serra, Rachel Whiteread, and Jeff Koons. Organized chronologically by artist and period, this collection is as much a synoptic history of sculpture as it is an art chronicle. At the same time, it is an illuminating introduction to the subject for anyone coming to it for the first time.
24.16 USD

The Necessity of Sculpture

by Eric Gibson
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Chihuly: On Color and Form
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29.400000 USD

Chihuly: On Color and Form

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In this book, Alexia Tala explores and investigates the new experimental forms of printmaking, which are today pushing the traditional boundaries of this technique in contemporary art. These include the usage of photo-emulsion, glass and paper, Perspex and paint stripper, printing with sand and digital prints mounted on relief surfaces. ...
Installations and Experimental Printmaking
In this book, Alexia Tala explores and investigates the new experimental forms of printmaking, which are today pushing the traditional boundaries of this technique in contemporary art. These include the usage of photo-emulsion, glass and paper, Perspex and paint stripper, printing with sand and digital prints mounted on relief surfaces. This volume also considers the role of the moving image, encaustic (wax) techniques for printing, transferring, collaging and combining traditional prints with wax. In addition to an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of these individual approaches, the author also offers an insight into the experiences and concerns of contemporary artists displaying experimental printmaking objects and installations for exhibition. Work of over 30 British and International artists are illustrated giving the reader practical examples and inspiration to explore for themselves the experimental aspects of printmaking.
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37.19 USD
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These intimate, emotive sculptures have evolved from personal experience, even as they are infused with Colombian folk traditions. Zapata's light-hearted works reveal a darker side where folk and tribal art meet Christian iconography and merge spiritual and political realities. Painted with hand-mixed pigments, roughhewn and deceptively simple, Zapata's art is ...
The Mestizo Art Of Carlos Zapata
These intimate, emotive sculptures have evolved from personal experience, even as they are infused with Colombian folk traditions. Zapata's light-hearted works reveal a darker side where folk and tribal art meet Christian iconography and merge spiritual and political realities. Painted with hand-mixed pigments, roughhewn and deceptively simple, Zapata's art is both celebratory and unflinching.
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21.000000 USD

The Mestizo Art Of Carlos Zapata

by The Baldwin Gallery, Verity Seward, Dennison Smith
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Nine killed in Charleston church shooting. White supremacists demonstrate in Charlottesville. Monuments decommissioned in New Orleans and Chapel Hill. The headlines keep coming, and the debate rolls on. How should we contend with our troubled history as a nation? What is the best way forward? This first book in UGA ...
Confederate Statues and Memorialization
Nine killed in Charleston church shooting. White supremacists demonstrate in Charlottesville. Monuments decommissioned in New Orleans and Chapel Hill. The headlines keep coming, and the debate rolls on. How should we contend with our troubled history as a nation? What is the best way forward? This first book in UGA Press's History in the Headlines series offers a rich discussion between four leading scholars who have studied the history of Confederate memory and memorialization. Through this dialogue, we see how historians explore contentious topics and provide historical context for students and the broader public. Confederate Statues and Memorialization artfully engages the past and its influence on present racial and social tensions in an accessible format for students and interested general readers. Following the conversation, the book includes a Top Ten set of essays and articles that everyone should read to flesh out their understanding of this contentious, sometimes violent topic. The book closes with an extended list of recommended reading, offering readers specific suggestions for pursuing other voices and points of view.
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20.950000 USD

Confederate Statues and Memorialization

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Whereas sculpture is an artistic practice that involves not only static but also material, three-dimensional, and durable objects, the cinema produces kinetic, immaterial, two-dimensional, and fleeting images. However, the history of cinema amply illustrates the attraction of these opposites: statues coming to life in early cinema and disturbing the peace ...
Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema
Whereas sculpture is an artistic practice that involves not only static but also material, three-dimensional, and durable objects, the cinema produces kinetic, immaterial, two-dimensional, and fleeting images. However, the history of cinema amply illustrates the attraction of these opposites: statues coming to life in early cinema and disturbing the peace in Surrealist and trance films; the optical and haptic exploration of sculptural volumes in art documentaries and artists' films; the lure of the wax museums in horror films; the statuary metaphors of post-war modernist cinema; the mythological living statues of the peplum genre; and contemporary art practices in which film is used as sculptural medium. Dealing with a wide range of magical, mystical, cultural, historical, formal, and phenomenological interactions between film and sculpture, this book examines key sculptural motifs in film and cinematic sculpture in eight chapters and an extensive reference gallery.
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26.200000 USD

Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

by Lisa Colpaert, Vito Adriaensens, Susan Felleman, Steven Jacobs
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New site-specific works by Phyllida Barlow fill the Royal Academy's Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries in early 2019. This accompanying publication provides a lively account of the artist's role in modern British sculpture. The British sculptor Phyllida Barlow CBE RA (b. 1944) studied at Chelsea College of Art (1960-63) and the Slade ...
Phyllida Barlow: cul-de-sac
New site-specific works by Phyllida Barlow fill the Royal Academy's Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries in early 2019. This accompanying publication provides a lively account of the artist's role in modern British sculpture. The British sculptor Phyllida Barlow CBE RA (b. 1944) studied at Chelsea College of Art (1960-63) and the Slade School of Art (1963-66), where she later taught for much of her career. In recent years, she has been elected a Royal Academician, created new work for Tate and the Royal Academy, had numerous solo shows and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. Barlow's large-scale sculptures eschew serenity, balance and beauty in favour of instability, obstruction and oddness. They invade the spaces they inhabit, instead of neatly complementing them. Her use of inexpensive, everyday materials - concrete, plywood, cardboard, plaster, fabric and paint - suggests that her works are a double act of recycling: both of the materials she uses and the images she draws from her memory. With installation shots of the artist's new works at the Royal Academy and photography from the studio, this book situates Barlow as a key figure within contemporary sculpture. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 16 February-23 June 2019. Alastair Sooke is an art critic and broadcaster. Edith Devaney is Head of Summer Exhibition and Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Royal Academy.
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31.52 USD

Phyllida Barlow: cul-de-sac

by Phyllida Barlow
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Richard Bertman is a Renaissance man who divides his creative inquiry between his sculpture studio and his architecture practice. Christina Lanzl, PhD, assembled a catalogue raisonne of Richard Bertman's three-dimensional artwork, including a complete inventory of sculptures. The path from line to mass, the kinetic works, the spatial drawings in ...
Richard Bertman: The Sculptures
Richard Bertman is a Renaissance man who divides his creative inquiry between his sculpture studio and his architecture practice. Christina Lanzl, PhD, assembled a catalogue raisonne of Richard Bertman's three-dimensional artwork, including a complete inventory of sculptures. The path from line to mass, the kinetic works, the spatial drawings in metal and bent wire, and the smaller group of wood sculptures are described and interpreted while simultaneously imparting the artist's voice in form of individual statements. Considered are form and materiality to shed light on the creative process. Art historical references and precedents provide context and frame of reference for interpretation. An attempt to address the relationship or cross-fertilisation of art and architecture is also made. A separate chapter is devoted to humour because of its pervasive presence in Bertman's artistic oeuvre. Visit the artist's website for additional information and to capture the movement of select kinetic sculptures on video: www.richardbertman.com
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14.86 USD

Richard Bertman: The Sculptures

by Christina Lanzl
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Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture and photography. Her large-scale installations question the history and memory of places, exploring the connections between time and space in a transnational perspective and have gained her wide international recognition and praise. ...
Bettina Pousttchi: Metropolitan Life
Since the late 2000s, German-Iranian artist Bettina Pousttchi has been creating works at the intersection of sculpture, architecture and photography. Her large-scale installations question the history and memory of places, exploring the connections between time and space in a transnational perspective and have gained her wide international recognition and praise. This book features Pousttchi's new photographic installation at Nivola Museum in Orani on the Italian island Sardinia. For this, she chose as her subject the Metropolitan Life Building on 1 Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Criticised for its blatant Italian references at the time of its completion in 1909 and the world's tallest high-rise until 1913, the building displays a hybrid identity, recalling cultural and temporal-spatial dislocations between the Old and the New World, Renaissance and Modernism. Published alongside the images of Metropolitan Life and other works by Pousttchi are an essay by art historian Greg Foster-Rice and a conversation between the artist, critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, and architect and writer Markus Miessen.
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30.450000 USD

Bettina Pousttchi: Metropolitan Life

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Published to coincide with the Armistice of the Great War, the subject of Karl Kraus' play The Last Days of Mankind. Well-wrought scenes using taxidermy make an unperformable and extremely intimidating piece of literature immediately accessible. There is a wide, strange body of Karl Kraus fans that intersect every indie ...
The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus' Great War Epic
Published to coincide with the Armistice of the Great War, the subject of Karl Kraus' play The Last Days of Mankind. Well-wrought scenes using taxidermy make an unperformable and extremely intimidating piece of literature immediately accessible. There is a wide, strange body of Karl Kraus fans that intersect every indie bookstore loving crowd. The conjunction of scholars and endorsers make clear Deborah Sengl's necessary contribution to the scholarship around this important play. Not just part of the wave of Karl Kraus mania sweeping literature studies, this book is timeless because of its singular artist's vision. 2018 marks an important year for the artist Deborah Sengl, whose first monograph has been released by Verlag fur Moderne Kunst and a retrospective of her work planned for exhibition in Berlin. The play, though 100 years old, has a contemporary feel because of its postmodern use of quotation and found text. An excellent companion to the several full English translations of Kraus' play that have appeared over the last several years (for example, by Edward Timms, Yale University Press). People who bought those books may be looking for another way into the play, either because they want to teach it, write about it, or just because it's so extremely long and difficult. Great press opportunities because of the connections of the authors to so many different kinds of publications: from the popular to the book-specific to the academic.
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40.900000 USD

The Last Days of Mankind: A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus' Great War Epic

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This is the third book in the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series, and is in the same clear and informative step-by-step layout. Very much aimed at beginners, there are six projects of increasing difficulty, aiming to teach people how to sculpt in wire from the most basic starting point up ...
Sculpting in Wire
This is the third book in the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series, and is in the same clear and informative step-by-step layout. Very much aimed at beginners, there are six projects of increasing difficulty, aiming to teach people how to sculpt in wire from the most basic starting point up through to soldering. The projects start off by learning about wire and using simply pliers, and then how to incorporate other materials such as tin, feathers and wool. Finally the last project includes the use of some simple silver soldering. Clear step-by-step images show the processes involved in every project. Images of fantastic sculptures in wire by contemporary artists are scattered throughout, showing everything from life-size figures to sheep, elephants and even hats.
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37.19 USD

Sculpting in Wire

by Cathy Miles
Paperback
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This book is targeted at enthusiasts, both those interested as a hobby and professionally. This book provides a complete guide to the design, sculpting and marketing of pop culture action figures, statues and collectibles. It begins by tracing the history of toy making and collectibles and then shows how figurative ...
Pop Sculpture
This book is targeted at enthusiasts, both those interested as a hobby and professionally. This book provides a complete guide to the design, sculpting and marketing of pop culture action figures, statues and collectibles. It begins by tracing the history of toy making and collectibles and then shows how figurative sculpture is created by today's top professional technicians and artists using modern-day tools, techniques and applications. Each chapter progresses chronologically through the stages of creating a sculpture, providing discussion and instruction about all aspects of the process from start to finish, including concepts, sculpting, mold-making, casting, painting, manufacturing, distribution and business and legal considerations.
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31.490000 USD

Pop Sculpture

by Ruben Procopio, Zach Oat, Tim Bruckner
Paperback / softback
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Antony Gormley occupies an unusual position as a highly populist sculptor - known chiefly for his Angel of the North (1998), a national landmark in the UK - who is also widely regarded as one of the most intellectually challenging artists working internationally. He is grounded in archaeology and anthropology, ...
Antony Gormley on Sculpture
Antony Gormley occupies an unusual position as a highly populist sculptor - known chiefly for his Angel of the North (1998), a national landmark in the UK - who is also widely regarded as one of the most intellectually challenging artists working internationally. He is grounded in archaeology and anthropology, and looks to Asian and Buddhist traditions as much as to Western sculptural history, which he believes reached a punctuation point with Rodin. This is the first book to focus on Gormley's thoughts on sculpture, positioning his career and artistic philosophy in relation to its history. The book is structured thematically over four chapters: the first explores Gormley's thoughts on the body, time and space in relation to major works including European Field (1993) and 'Still Standing' (2011), Gormley's rehang of the classical rooms at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The second chapter, 'Sculptors', was first delivered as a series of five lectures for the BBC; in each, Gormley discusses a sculpture he considers to be of huge creative importance: Epstein's The Rock Drill (1913-15), Brancusi's The Endless Column (1935-38), Giacometti's La Place (1948-49), Joseph Beuys's Plight (1985) and Richard Serra's The Matter of Time (2005). In the third chapter, Gormley outlines the influence of Buddhist and Jain sculpture on his work and ideas, and the fourth showcases the artist's most recent sculptures.
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57.22 USD

Antony Gormley on Sculpture

by Mark Holborn, Antony Gormley
Hardback
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What has been loosely termed installation Art dominates the exhibition programmes of galleries worldwide. However, while it is much discussed it has rarely been clearly defined. In this book author Claire Bishop provides both a history and a full critical examination of installation art, in a survey of the form ...
Installation Art
What has been loosely termed installation Art dominates the exhibition programmes of galleries worldwide. However, while it is much discussed it has rarely been clearly defined. In this book author Claire Bishop provides both a history and a full critical examination of installation art, in a survey of the form that is both thorough and accessible. Installation Art will provide, for the first time, a clear account of the rise of this now prevalent strand of contemporary art. While revising and, in some cases, re-assessing many well-known names in post-1960 art, it will also introduce the audience to a wider spectrum of younger artists yet to receive serious critical attention.
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35.31 USD

Installation Art

by Claire Bishop
Paperback / softback
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