Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Theodora Vischer, et al.
The American artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and Swiss artists Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) have all sought and found quintessential ways of rendering a moment of fragile balance in art--a temporary state at once precarious and propitious. With Calder’s groundbreaking invention of the mobile in the early 1930s, and Fischli/Weiss’s collaborative creative work from 1979 onwards, these artists each lent the theme of fragile balance an iconic form of a very different kind. At first glance, both positions could hardly be more different; later, however, they proved to be two sides of the same coin, the result of different perspectives on the same theme at different times. This elaborately designed, richly illustrated catalogue with accompanying essays provides insight into both oeuvres.
Published by Dominique Lévy. Text by Paul Goldberger, Jed Perl, Karl Shapiro, John Updike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PUBLISHER Editions Dilecta
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.25 x 9 in. / 104 pgs / 140 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 10/31/2009 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 86
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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."
PUBLISHER Jonathan O'Hara Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Hardback, 9.25 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 102 color / 23 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/1/2008 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 108
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780974075167TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $35.00
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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.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 10.6 in. / 104 pgs / 10 color / 34 bw / 57 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/2/1996 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 1996
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881580750TRADE List Price: $29.95 CDN $35.00