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Alexander Calder : Performing Sculpture (Hardcover)

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Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is one of modernism’s most captivating and influential figures. First trained as a mechanical engineer, Calder relocated from New York to Paris in the mid-twenties where his acceptance into the city’s bourgeoning avant-garde circles coincided with the development of his characteristic form of kinetic sculpture. The early and much celebrated workCirque Calder, which was presented throughout Paris to great acclaim, prefigures the performance and theatrical aspects that dominate Calder’s pioneering artistic works and are situated as a primary subject of intrigue in this publication. Rather than simply refashion sculpture’s traditional forms, Calder envisioned entirely new possibilities for the medium and transformed its static nature into something dynamic and responsive.Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture provides detailed insight into that pioneering process through reproductions of personal drawings and notes and new research from a wide range of renowned scholars, furthering our understanding of the remarkable depth of Calder’s beloved mobile sculptures and entrenching his status as an icon of modernism. 
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History / Contemporary (1945-)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 2, 2016
TCIN: 50629039
UPC: 9780300219159
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-4296
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