Sculpture in the Age of Donatello
Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral
Hardcover ISBN: 1907804560
"Publication accompanies the opening of the exhibition on the art of the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York, in February 2015. It is a ground-breaking examination of the art and decoration of Sta. Maria del Fiore in Florence, better known to international visitors as the Duomo, much of which has not been seen in the USA before. With four essays by leading scholars plus a catalogue of 23 works, it features masterpieces that had a profound and lasting influence on the art of the Florentine (and wider Italian) Renaissance, and serves as a major new survey of early Renaissance art. Featured works by Donatello include Lo Zuccone (which the artist considered to be one of his best works), The Evangelist John carved for the facade of the cathedral between 1408 and 1413 and an inspiration for Michelangelo's Moses, and the highly dramatic Sacrifice of Isaac.The main colour plates of the artworks have been shot by leading art photographer Antonio Quattrone. "--
Jade & Gem Stone Sculptures
Hardcover ISBN: 1897476604
From classical to abstract to iconic, Lyle Sopel’s sublime repertoire of original gemstone sculptures is featured for the first time in one volume of over 180 pages of breathtaking images. Both eclectic and prolific in his approach to his subject matter, Lyle Sopel is internationally recognized for his ability to capture the essence of nature and human form and mythology with his sculptures. His one-of-a-kind works of art dance with life and are imbued with whimsy and elegance. A visual feast of color, texture and story, this book invites you to experience his work for yourself and glimpse into the soul of an extraordinary artist.
Destruction of the Father Reconstruction of the Father
Writings and Interviews 1923-1997
Paperback ISBN: 0262522462
edited by Marie-Laure Bernadac and Hans-Ulrich Obrist "Everyday you have to abandon your past or accept it and then if you cannot accept it, you become a sculptor." Since the age of twelve, the internationally renowned sculptor Louise Bourgeois has been writing and drawing—first a diary precisely recounting the everyday events of her family life, then notes and reflections. Destruction of the Father—the title comes from the name of a sculpture she did following the death of her husband in 1973—contains both formal texts and what the artist calls "pen-thoughts": drawing-texts often connected to her drawings and sculptures, with stories or poems inscribed alongside the images. Writing is a means of expression that has gained increasing importance for Bourgeois, particularly during periods of insomnia. The writing is compulsive, but it can also be perfectly controlled, informed by her intellectual background, knowledge of art history, and sense of literary form (she has frequently published articles on artists, exhibitions, and art events). Bourgeois, a private woman "without secrets," has given numerous interviews to journalists, artists, and writers, expressing her views on her oeuvre, revealing its hidden meanings, and relating the connection of certain works to the traumas of her childhood. This book collects both her writings and her spoken remarks on art, confirming the deep links between her work and her biography and offering new insights into her creative process.
Artist, Genius Fugitive
Hardcover ISBN: 075092957x
The life of Cellini is a romping good story which at present exists only in the form of a memoir, read by students and specialists. Derek Parker retells Cellini's life, setting it in the context of the turbulent world of Renaissance Europe. Cellini, famous as sculptor and goldsmith, and patronized by both Francis I of France and the Medici courts of Tuscany, was one of the most picturesque figures of the Renaissance. His adventures, hot temper and tendency to fight, his escapes from prison and amorous escapades among the Florentine and Roman nobility, and his interest in magic, made him a figure of renown in his own time, and beyond.
Paperback ISBN: 0714868809
The first monograph of Chicago-based Theaster Gates, one of the most exciting and highly regarded contemporary artists at work today. Celebrated for bridging the gap between art and life, Gates’ work encourages political, social and spatial change, and reaches beyond a traditional art audience. His output includes sculpture, installation, performance, architecture and urban interventions, and has been exhibited and critically acclaimed in important exhibitions including Documenta Kassel and the Venice Biennale. This is the first time all his significant projects are collected and examined together.
Paperback ISBN: 0810971461
In this first paperback edition of his enormously successful Time, internationally acclaimed artist Andy Goldsworthy presents a wealth of work that uses time itself as a medium: on a Scottish hillside a huge rectangle of compacted snow becomes ever more visible as the surrounding snowfall melts away; clay walls dry out and crack, revealing new forms embedded within them; a sculpture of re-formed icicles catches the morning sunshine. This spectacular collection of color photographs celebrates the many ways in which Goldsworthy’s art evokes the passage of time. Presenting key works along with revealing excerpts from Goldsworthy’s working diaries, this perceptive overview—which includes an extensive illustrated chronology by Terry Friedman—is a necessity for anyone who loves Goldsworthy’s art.
Three Site Specific Sculptures
Paperback ISBN: 1888931140
Beverly Pepper has long been internationally known for her cast-iron, stainless steel, and Cor-ten steel sculptures of colossal scale and immense power. Since the 1970s, she has also made landscapes that exert a spiritual force, transcending artistic style. Examining three site-specific sculptures created by Pepper between 1989 and 1996, art historian Barbara Rose documents the development of Pepper's designs on the land, exploring both their resonance with their locales and their timeless quality.