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Transparence: Calder Picabia

HATJE CANTZ
Text by George Baker, Arnauld Pierre.

Hbk, 10.25 x 13.5 in. / 126 pgs / 78 color. | 2/23/2016 | Awaiting stock
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Alexander Calder: Discipline of the Dance

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Text by Alexander S. C. Rower, José Esparza Chong Cuy, Juan García Ponce, José Revueltas.

Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 430 pgs / 200 color. | 2/23/2016 | In stock
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Alexander Calder: Trees

HATJE CANTZ
Edited by Delia Ciuha. Foreword by Sam Keller, Oliver Wick. Text by Oliver Wick.

Pbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 72 pgs / 28 color. | 1/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775737104 | $45.00


Alexander Calder: Animal Sketching

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Preface by Arnauld Pierre.

Hbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 104 pgs / 140 bw. | 10/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9782916275536 | $45.00


Simplicity of Means: Calder and the Devised Object

JONATHAN O'HARA GALLERY
Foreword by Jonathan O'Hara. Preface by Jessica Holmes.

Hardback, 9.25 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 102 color / 23 bw. | 7/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780974075167 | $30.00


  

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Alexander Calder's Teodelapio At Spoleto

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Artwork by Alexander Calder. Edited by Giovanni Carandente.

Paperback, 8.25 x 10.6 in. / 104 pgs / 10 color / 34 bw / 57 duotone. | 9/2/1996 | Not available
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Transparence: Calder PicabiaTransparence: Calder Picabia

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by George Baker, Arnauld Pierre.

Transparence: Calder Picabia is the first publication to explore the important aspect of transparency in the oeuvres of the two artists. Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and Francis Picabia (1879–1953) are both regarded as great innovators of 20th-century modernism. The volume creates a dialogue between selected works from the late 1920s to the post–World War II period. It casts light on the ensuing dialogue between Calder’s radically new creations—for instance, his works made of wire, the first to use transparency as a means of expression in sculpture—and Picabia’s abstracting contour pictures, his "transparencies" and paintings that make reference to these. Arnauld Pierre and George Baker, renowned experts on the work of both artists, examine the significance and impact of these correspondences in accompanying essays, while the works themselves are gorgeously reproduced in full bleeds.

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Alexander Calder: Discipline of the DanceAlexander Calder: Discipline of the Dance

Published by RM/Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo.
Text by Alexander S. C. Rower, José Esparza Chong Cuy, Juan García Ponce, José Revueltas.

Published to accompany the Museo Jumex exhibition of the same name, Discipline of the Dance focuses on the experiences of Alexander Calder (1898–1976) in Latin America—particularly his participation in the Cultural Olympiad, organized by artist Mathias Goeritz on the occasion of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City—as a window onto his wide-ranging sculptural production. This well-illustrated volume includes nearly 100 works from the 1920s through the 1970s, including Calder’s signature wire mobiles and stabiles as well as paintings and jewelry, and documentation from the International Meeting of Sculptors held within the framework of the Olympiad. Particular attention is paid to the design process, fabrication and installation of “El sol rojo,” a sculpture by Calder that was part of the “Route of Friendship,” built to celebrate the Mexico 68 Games.

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Alexander Calder: TreesAlexander Calder: Trees

Naming Abstraction

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Delia Ciuha. Foreword by Sam Keller, Oliver Wick. Text by Oliver Wick.

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.

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Alexander Calder: Animal SketchingAlexander Calder: Animal Sketching

Published by Editions Dilecta.
Preface by Arnauld Pierre.

Animal Sketching was Alexander Calder's first book, published in New York in 1926 shortly before he left for France. It is a study of about ten animals and their movements, illustrated by numerous drawings, and with short commentaries by Calder on individual species and on problems of caricature, action and pose (or lack thereof). Animal Sketching also provides some insight into his ingenious sculptural work, foreshadowing as it does his famous Miniature Circus of 1927, in which these animals achieved full dimensionality. Following the Whitney Museum's 2008 exhibit on Calder's Paris years, Éditions Dilecta here provides a facsimile of a foundational publication by one of America's most beloved artists. This edition adds a postface by Arnauld Pierre, Calder expert and member of the Calder Foundation board. Beautifully and modestly designed, Animal Sketching is a giftworthy gem that will tickle adults and children alike.

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Simplicity of Means: Calder and the Devised ObjectSimplicity of Means: Calder and the Devised Object

Published by Jonathan O'Hara Gallery.
Foreword by Jonathan O'Hara. Preface by Jessica Holmes.

Dinner bells, chess sets, ashtrays, candelabra, key rings, door latches, forks, spoons, tie racks, toys and long, duck-like cigarette holders are just some of the hand-made domestic objects that the important and prolific American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976) made out of humble, recycled materials for his homes and his loved ones over the course of his long career. This delightful volume features 52 diverse, often anthropomorphic, but always functional objects that represent this limited and rarely seen facet of Calder's oeuvre. It is the first to focus on Calder's purely utilitarian art since 1989. Jessica Holmes writes in her introduction, "Combining a profound comprehension of mechanics with an aesthetic sensibility, Calder produced a household full of practical items that are mundane in name only--ashtray, folding table, toaster--names that belie a fantastic integration of function and form."

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Alexander Calder's Teodelapio At SpoletoAlexander Calder's Teodelapio At Spoleto

Published by Charta.
Artwork by Alexander Calder. Edited by Giovanni Carandente.

This fascinating book traces the construction and installation of Alexander Calder's monumental "Teodelapio," from his first ideas for large-scale sculptures in the 1930s up to the difficulties attending the construction of the final sculpture.

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