ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Alexander Calder

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


     

ACTIVE BACKLIST

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

EDITIONS DILECTA
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


  

OUT OF PRINT LISTING

Alexander Calder's Teodelapio At Spoleto

CHARTA
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
ISBN 9788881580750 | $29.95


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.

PUBLISHER
HATJE CANTZ

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9.75 x 12 in. / 72 pgs / 28 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 1/31/2014
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 127   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775737104 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $45.00 CDN $45.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $45.00


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

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.

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   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9782916275536 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $45.00 CDN $45.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $45.00


free shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

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."

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 9780974075167 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $30.00 CDN $30.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

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.

PUBLISHER
CHARTA

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 9788881580750 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $29.95 CDN $29.95

AVAILABILITY
Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists >




ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the artworld's favorite source for books on art and culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com