Individual Sculptors and their
Dirty Corner Anish Kapoor
Hardcover ISBN: 8857210618
Anish Kapoor is the creator of popular public sculptures and the recipient of numerous international awards, including the Turner Prize (1991). He emerged in London in the early 1980s and has created a remarkable body of work that, employing intense colors and refined surfaces and working with contrasts between form and void, and light and darkness, blends a modernist sense of pure materiality with a fascination for the manipulation of form and the perception of space. Published to accompany a major exhibition in Milan, this richly illustrated book surveys Kapoor’s work since 1979 and traces his artistic development over the course of a career spanning more than thirty years. With more than ninety color images of the artist’s works, two original essays, and selections from his sketchbooks, this book confirms Anish Kapoor’s place as one of the most remarkable sculptors working today. Essays by curators Gianni Mercurio and Demetrio Paparoni, as well as archival materials, offer insights into the artist’s endeavors and process.
The Art of Joseph Cornell
Paperback ISBN: 1590174860
Now in Paperback In Dime-Store Alchemy, poet Charles Simic reflects on the life and work of Joseph Cornell, the maverick surrealist who is one of America’s great artists. Simic’s spare prose is as enchanting and luminous as the mysterious boxes of found objects for which Cornell is justly renowned.
Hardcover ISBN: 3775722327
With texts by Kris Douglas, Wayne L. Roosa, Marc Glode, and Tamatha Sopinski Perlman, as well as an interview with Chris Wilson by Sonke Magnus Muller, this monograph documents a new film and features several sculptures shown for the first time, as well as early three-dimensional works that illuminate Larson's later films and sculptural installations.
Forms in Nature
Hardcover ISBN: 3791356127
Illuminated by Dale Chihuly’s mesmerizing glass sculptures, this beautiful book presents the artist’s most recent nature-inspired work. It’s been over a decade since New York City hosted a new Dale Chihuly exhibition. Featuring the artist’s latest, dynamic glass sculptures on display at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), this book proves that it was worth the wait. Filled with panoramic vistas of garden landscapes transformed by Chihuly glass, this dazzling celebration of the artist’s brilliant use of form and color reveals the perfect union between Chihuly’s organic shapes and their natural settings. New hand-blown glass sculptures complement the architecture of NYBG’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, itself considered a work of glass art. In addition to photographs of the site-specific installations, this book features a series of dynamic drawings by Chihuly. As fluid and colorful as the sculptures themselves, these works offer a direct representation of the energy and inspiration behind Chihuly’s artistic process. This volume and the exhibition it accompanies show how the Tiffany of our time has brought the art of glass-blowing and sculpting into the forefront of American art, introducing generations of people of all ages to the magic and beauty of glass.
From the Inside Out Plasters-Craving-Drawings
Paperback ISBN: 3791385038
Now available again, this collection of Henry Moore's plasters, drawings, and wood and stone sculptures offers a unique perspective on the artist's creative and technical process. Henry Moore is most celebrated for his monumental outdoor sculptures which can be seen in many major cities around the world. Lesser known are the sculptor's plaster pieces, which represent an important stage in the development of his work leading up to the final bronze sculptures. In this book Moore's sculptures are presented alongside a generous selection of his drawings and carvings made during the last decades of his life. Commentary by leading scholars offers readers a deeper understanding of the artist's approach to his work and the evolution of his worldview.
You Must Change Your Life
The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0393245055
Paris, 1902: Renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin has just completed The Thinker. Rainer Maria Rilke is a delicate young visitor from Prague, broke and suffering from a case of writer’s block. When Rilke is commissioned to write a book about Rodin, everything changes. . . . You Must Change Your Life reveals one of the great stories of modern art and literature: Rodin and Rilke’s years together as master and disciple, their heartbreaking rift, and ultimately their moving reconciliation. In her vibrant debut, Rachel Corbett reveals how Rodin’s influence led Rilke to write his most celebrated poems and inspired his beloved Letters to a Young Poet. She captures the dawn of modernism with appearances by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Lou Andreas-Salomé, George Bernard Shaw, and Jean Cocteau. And she recounts the remarkable friendship of two extraordinary artists whose work continues to reverberate a century later.