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Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstruccion Suites
Abraham Cruzvillegas
The Autoconstruccion Suites
Paperback      ISBN: 1935963058
Paperback      ISBN: 0743299590
The architect who designed the celebrated Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., shares the story of her life, her creative inspiration, and her subsequent designs, in a volume that incorporates the author's sketches, photographs, workbook entries, and original designs. Reprint.
Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell
Dime-Store Alchemy
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.
Oferta publica/ Public Tender
Oferta publica/ Public Tender
Catalan    Paperback      ISBN: 8492505621
Rita McBride is a US-American artist whose installations explore cultural and sociological issues using the language of architecture. At first sight, the sculptures and installations are composed of recognizable daily objects - machines, steps, tubes, even water towers - that transport us to a standardized world, where repetition itself establishes a code that facilitates comprehension. However, the familiarity of form is disturbed by the materials used - a car made of raffia, tubes out of marble or ficus leaves modelled in Murano crystal - producing a sensation of unease and uncertain significance. This exhibition catalog includes a photographic essay by the artist and photographer Anne Pohlmann capturing the way in which the museum's activity changes the architecture of its space over the course of a year.
The Art of the Brick: A Life in Lego
The Art of the Brick
A Life in Lego
Hardcover      ISBN: 1593275889
An artist known for his LEGO brick sculptures and portraits showcases some of his most impressive creations while providing insight and backstory into how they came to be.
Sculpture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: From the Eighth Century Bc to the Fifteenth Century
Sculpture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
From the Eighth Century Bc to the Fifteenth Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 3822870595
Karel Appel Sculpture: A Catalogue Raisonne
Karel Appel Sculpture
A Catalogue Raisonne
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810919451
Rebellious, spontaneous, childlike, avant-garde, intensely personal, passionately colorful - all these characterize the completely unique sculptures of the renowned artist Karel Appel. Karel Appel Sculpture is the first complete volume on his sculptures, from his earliest pieces of 1947, when the young founder of the CoBrA movement burst on the scene in Europe, to Appel's most recent works of this past year. In the text, Donald Kuspit delves into the intense emotion that he says is the essence of Karel Appel's art. He follows the artist's mental and artistic development, touching on threads that run throughout his works: the childlike aspects of his art, the role of insanity, the anticipation of death, his fluid, constantly changing creative expression. With one hundred rich colorplates and over 130 black-and-whites, Karel Appel Sculpture represents a catalogue raisonne of every work the artist has created. The entire range of Appel's sculptural career to date is here: from his notorious Questioning Children relief assemblages which brought him to the forefront of the avant-garde art scene in Amsterdam in 1948-49; to the totem-like structures of the late 1940s; the organic shapes of his rough, wildly painted olive-tree roots of 1960; the Standing Nudes of 1980s; to his latest works - the Pyre Series - massive, complex sculptural fantasies that combine painting, sculpture, architecture, and found objects and are based on folk legends and primitive myths.
Hardcover      ISBN: 3936859647
Max Ernst: Skulpturen, Hã¤user, Landschaften
Max Ernst: Skulpturen, Hã¤user, Landschaften
Paperback      ISBN: 3926154357
And There Was Sculpture: Jacob Epstein's Formative Years 1882-1930
And There Was Sculpture
Jacob Epstein's Formative Years 1882-1930
Paperback      ISBN: 1903470927
This is a comprehensive introduction to the young Epstein, a study of his personality, his art, his culture, his milieu, his domestic menages, his Jewishness, his unJewishness, his vision, his lovers and again his art, for Epstein lived, starved and suffered all for his art. Immigrants to New York, his parents took the name Epstein without appreciating that it would make him forever a foreigner in his chosen homeland, London, where his startlingly original responses to public commissions worked the popular press into a lather, and the Bloomsbury intellectuals did not really like him either. “He took the bricks, he took the insults, he faced the howls of derision … and as far as this country is concerned he took them first,