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Cahiers d'Art

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 128 pgs / 70 color / 60 duotone.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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ISBN 9782851173188 SDNR40
List Price: $75.00 CDN $103.00

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CAHIERS D'ART

Calder Chess

Edited by Alexander S.C. Rower, Staffan Ahrenberg. Text by Susan Braeuer Dam, Jed Perl, Alexander S.C. Rower.

Calder Chess

A sumptuous compendium of Alexander Calder’s chess works, with ephemera and archival materials

This handsome volume celebrates Alexander Calder’s fascination with the game of chess. It comprises two parts: the first features scholarly and experimental texts exploring such topics as Calder’s relationship with Marcel Duchamp (who was famously obsessed with chess) and his involvement in the 1944 exhibition The Imagery of Chess at Julien Levy Gallery. Archival documentation, ephemera and reproductions of Calder’s chess sets—including photographs of each chess piece and related works on paper—are also featured. The second part of the book presents The Knightmares Portfolio, an approximation of an unrealized publication conceived in 1944 but never published. It comprises 46 chess drawings by Calder inscribed with titles, alternate titles and puns by Duchamp, Mary Reynolds and Calder.

Alexander Calder (1898–1976) settled in Paris in the late 1920s, and soon found himself at the center of the city’s artistic avant-garde. There, he developed his seminal Cirque Calder, a performance artwork comprising dozens of miniature handmade objects, and a group of standalone figurative works in wire. In 1930, Calder shifted towards abstraction with his invention of the mobile—an abstract sculpture made of independent parts that incorporate natural or mechanical movement. Calder would continue to explore the possibilities of this visual language for the rest of his career, though eventually shifting to monumental constructions and public works.


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Calder Chess

STATUS: Forthcoming | 9/13/2022

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ALEXANDER CALDER MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Cahiers d'Art: Calder in France

CAHIERS D'ART: CALDER IN FRANCE

CAHIERS D'ART

ISBN: 9782851171818
USD $90.00
| CAN $128

Pub Date: 10/20/2015
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Calder by Matter

CALDER BY MATTER

CAHIERS D'ART/CALDER FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9782851171016
USD $90.00
| CAN $128

Pub Date: 10/21/2014
Active | In stock


Calder Chess

CALDER CHESS

CAHIERS D'ART

ISBN: 9782851173188
USD $75.00
| CAN $103

Pub Date: 9/13/2022
Forthcoming


Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start

ALEXANDER CALDER: MODERN FROM THE START

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633451162
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 3/2/2021
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Calder: Small Sphere and Heavy Sphere

CALDER: SMALL SPHERE AND HEAVY SPHERE

PACE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781948701259
USD $70.00
| CAN $98 UK £ 62

Pub Date: 6/2/2020
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Calder: Nonspace

CALDER: NONSPACE

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915364
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Alexander Calder: From the Stony River to the Sky

ALEXANDER CALDER: FROM THE STONY RIVER TO THE SKY

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915258
USD $40.00
| CAN $62

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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Alexander Calder / David Smith

ALEXANDER CALDER / DAVID SMITH

HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783906915036
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
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Alexander Calder & Fischli / Weiss

ALEXANDER CALDER & FISCHLI / WEISS

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775741279
USD $85.00
| CAN $112.5

Pub Date: 8/23/2016
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Alexander Calder: Multum in Parvo

ALEXANDER CALDER: MULTUM IN PARVO

DOMINIQUE LéVY

ISBN: 9780986060656
USD $60.00
| CAN $79 UK £ 53

Pub Date: 7/26/2016
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Transparence: Calder Picabia

TRANSPARENCE: CALDER PICABIA

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775740524
USD $95.00
| CAN $127.5

Pub Date: 2/23/2016
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