Published by POLÍGRAFA. Text by Eduardo Chillida, Giovanni Carandente. Contributions by Dena Merriam. Photographs by David Finn.
A deluxe appreciation of Eduardo Chillida’s public sculpture
The outdoor public works of Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002), which are installed in various cities around the world, are protrayed here in stunning black-and-white photography, highlighting the intensity of his monumentally scaled abstract sculptures. In most cases, the architectural, urban or landscape setting determines many elements of the sculpture, and the artist strives to relate his design to the external environment in which it is placed.
Here, both the details of each sculpture and its setting are featured. Chillida: Open-Air Sculptures begins with an essay by Italian art critic Giovanni Carandente that tracks Chilida’s origins and inspirations, and also analyzes his civic and social themes. The volume also features a wide selection of the artist’s own writings, included on inserted pages printed on an alternative paper stock. Chilida’s lucid meditations on sculpture outline his intentions and desires, bringing us closer to the work itself.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited with text by Alexander Klar. Text by Ignacio Chillida, Helmut Müller, Nausica Sanchez, Lea Schäfer, Guido Schlimbach.
Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002) is considered the most important Spanish sculptor of the second half of the 20th Century. Taking in around 130 works, this catalog honors all of Chillida’s diverse oeuvre and accompanies the most comprehensive exhibition of his work in Germany.
The writings of Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002), the entirety of which are collected in this volume, represent a revealing series of reflections on art and culture by the deeply influential Spanish sculptor, originally intended either for his private use or as public lectures.
Edited in collaboration with Chillida’s family, the texts include tributes to such figures as Bach, Joan Miró, Gabriel Aresti, Pío Baroja, Joan Brossa, María Zambrano and Mark Rothko, alongside discussions of the most difficult artistic questions that Chillida faced throughout his career, covered here in his acceptance speech for his induction to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.
Also discussed are metaphysical themes of perception, knowledge and religion, all of which informed his sculpture’s approach to materiality as a kind of “realism,” and made his body of work one of the most significant in abstract sculpture.
Published by Kerber. Edited with text by Astrid Ihle, Reinhard Spieler.
This large-format, folio-style volume presents abstract works on paper by the well-known sculptor Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). Spanning the late 1950s to the early 1970s, and ranging from the gestural to the constructivist, these works have rarely been reproduced.
Famed Basque sculptor and draftsman Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002) produced the drawings gathered in this Artist’s Portfolio throughout the duration of his career, from the late 1940s onwards. The works are executed in pencil and India ink, and vary from linear abstraction to elegant figurative renderings of female nudes. Text in Spanish only.