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
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