Alexander Calder:Avant-Garde in Motion

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Alexander Calder is one of the most important and most popular American artists of the twentieth century. This lavishly illustrated volume accompanies an exhibit at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf that focuses on Calder s works of the 1930s and 40s, a period in which the sculptor experimented with a number of wildly different artistic directions.In addition to showcasing a large number of Calder s early abstract sculptures, this book also presents key works by his contemporaries, artists such as Piet Mondrian, Joan Miro, and Jean Arp. By setting Calder s work alongside that of other artists, the volume establishes not only lines of influence and differentiation, but also the larger context in which he created his sculptures. Beautiful full-page images of Calder s iconic mobiles and stabiles give a rare sense of Calder s often playful use of space, and enable readers to study his work in detail. An accompanying DVD includes historical and experimental films, avant-garde music, interviews, and a walk through the exhibition, bringing the whole of Calder s achievement to life in unprecedented fashion."
Publication Date: 
October 15, 2013