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Kistefos, Norway's preeminent home for contemporary sculpture since the late nineteen-nineties, offers globally-recognized artworks in a spectacular and atmospheric rural setting. The museum's principal purpose is to preserve and develop what is today a technical and industrial monument of national importance. This book is the museum's first major publication about its collection and not only documents works by artists such as Lynda Benglis, Tony Cragg, and Olafur Eliasson, among many others in the collection, but also marks the opening of a new building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) architects. It offers extensive written and visual material on the beautiful and innovative twisted bridge exhibition space that will open to the public in the summer of 2019. The book provides a comprehensive understanding of Kistefos's history, collection and architecture through essays that are accompanied by specially-commissioned images by renowned photographer Helene Binet.
Antony Gormley occupies an unusual position as a highly popular sculptor - known chiefly for his Angel of the North (1998), a national landmark in the UK - who is also widely regarded as one of the most intellectually challenging artists working internationally. He is grounded in archaeology and anthropology, and looks to Asian and Buddhist traditions as much as to Western sculptural history, which he believes reached a punctuation point with Rodin. This is the first book to focus on Gormley's thoughts on sculpture, positioning his career and artistic philosophy in relation to its history. The book is structured thematically over four chapters: the first explores Gormley's thoughts on the body, time and space in relation to major works including European Field (1993) and `Still Standing' (2011), Gormley's rehang of the classical rooms at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. The second chapter, `Sculptors', was first delivered as a series of five lectures for the BBC; in each, Gormley discusses a sculpture he considers to be of huge creative importance: Epstein's The Rock Drill (1913-15), Brancusi's The Endless Column (1935-38), Giacometti's La Place (1948-49), Joseph Beuys's Plight (1985) and Richard Serra's The Matter of Time (2005). In the third chapter, Gormley outlines the influence of Buddhist and Jain sculpture on his work and ideas, and the fourth showcases the artist's most recent sculptures.
The first comprehensive account in English of Renaissance Spain's preeminent sculptor Alonso Berruguete (c. 1488-1561) revolutionized the arts of Renaissance Spain with a dramatic style of sculpture that reflected the decade or more he had spent in Italy while young. Trained as a painter, he traveled to Italy around 1506, where he interacted with Michelangelo and other leading artists. In 1518, he returned to Spain and was appointed court painter to the new king, Charles I. Eventually, he made his way to Valladolid, where he shifted his focus to sculpture, opening a large workshop that produced breathtaking multistory altarpieces (retablos) decorated with sculptures in painted wood. This handsomely illustrated catalogue is the first in English to treat Berruguete's art and career comprehensively. It follows his career from his beginnings in Castile to his final years in Toledo, where he produced his last great work, the marble tomb of Cardinal Juan de Tavera. Enriching the chronological narrative are discussions of important aspects of Berruguete's life and practice: his complicated relationship with social status and wealth; his activity as a draftsman and use of prints; how he worked with his many assistants to create his wood sculptures; and his legacy as an artist.
How do you find the most promising emerging artists at work in a rapidly transforming medium? Bypassing traditional art world channels, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow is the culmination of a major, democratic open call for up-and-coming sculptors. From thousands of entries, an internationally renowned jury has identified the most exciting names in sculpture today, all showcased in this beautifully illustrated, authoritative book. Featuring a selection of the finest emerging sculptors worldwide, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow guides the reader with biographical summaries and first-hand artist testimonies, as well as recommended reading and jurors' insights. Following the much-respected 100 Painters of Tomorrow, which launched the careers of artists including Michael Armitage, Yelena Popova and Herman Chong, 100 Sculptors offers another powerful platform for artists and a fascinating, visually breathtaking experience for readers.
How many women sculptors can you name? This book will help you to understand the work and lives of dozens of women sculptors - significant artists from the past as well as those working in the exciting world of sculpture today. Camille Claudel Barbara Hepworth Elisabeth Frink Niki de Saint Phalle Louise Bourgeois Ruth Asawa Rachel Whiteread Malvina Hoffman Maggi Hambling Cornelia Parker Senga Ningudi Sophie Ryder and many more... With an overview of women making sculpture from the 1800s to today, we explore the work of fifty extraordinary women artists who have forged a name for themselves in a male arena, broken rules, pushed boundaries and inspired us with their visionary creations.
This is the sixth volume in Lund Humphries' series of monographs on British sculptor Anthony Caro and the first publication to focus on his use of stainless steel as a distinct body of work. Caro employed stainless steel extensively, from intimately scaled Table Sculptures to extremely large works, over many decades, and in his mature works, Caro's exploration and interrogation of this material became increasingly important. Karen Wilkin analyses Caro's use of stainless steel in the context of the development of modernist constructed sculpture, pioneered in the UK by Caro and in the US by David Smith, a friend and admired predecessor, from whom Caro inherited most of the stainless steel he first employed, following Smith's untimely death in 1965. Karen Wilkin's text represents a much-needed overview of Caro's late career and a vital expansion of our understanding of 20th-century and early 21st-century modernist sculpture.
This calendar is a stunning display of 12 drawings by Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century. The artworks are taken from the collections of The Hepworth Wakefield, an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire, who offer an impressive compendium of modern British art. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
Arman is recognised internationally as being one of the leading artists of the second half of the 20th century and one of the main figures of the French artistic current of Nouveau Realisme. Arman was a US-naturalised French painter. This book covers the first twenty years of Arman's artistic production, from the Accumulations of industrial objects and series products to the Poubelles, documenting consumer society's waste; from the famous Coleres, Coupes and Combustions, which through different processes dematerialise objects depriving them of their functionality, to paintings, to actions and monumental works adhering to the 'poetic of things'.
This is the twentieth volume in the Public Sculpture of Britain series, the ambitious collaboration between Liverpool University Press and the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association that will eventually document the outdoor sculptural heritage of the whole of the UK. Public sculpture is defined in this context as any work of three-dimensional art located in an unregulated public space, typically consisting of free-standing commemorative monuments, architectural carvings and statues attached to buildings, and contemporary site-specific interventions. A subject that was until recently overlooked as a matter of marginal relevance to the history of art, public sculpture has been shown through the Liverpool University Press series to offer a range of important insights into the built environment, enriching our understanding of architecture and city planning, and raising many challenging issues relating to the development of society as a whole. This is nowhere better illustrated than in Edinburgh, where the richness of its history as a capital city, and the dramatic power of its urban topography, have combined to create a uniquely fertile breeding ground for public sculpture of every kind. With the coverage divided between two companion volumes, the study begins appropriately with the historic Old Town, and the various suburbs extending from it to the south.
In Robyn Horn's thirty years as a wood sculptor, her work has evolved from small, lathe-turned objects to ten-foot-high redwood compositions like her Already Set in Motion #1170, which graces a garden at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In creating these forms that rise from the earth at improbable angles, Horn's primary tool is the chainsaw, and yet a tenderness for her medium reveals itself in the delicate balance of planes that allows her sculptures to both loom and flow, visually indicating that they are precarious when in fact they are sturdy. The essays and images in The Sculpture of Robyn Horn sketch the industrious career of this Little Rock, Arkansas-based sculptor, illuminating her attention to geometry, physics, and the philosophy of design, and exploring the context and origin of the various series-Geodes, Millstones, Standing Stones, and Slipping Stones, among others-that characterize her body of work.
This book is the companion to Public Sculpture of Edinburgh, volume 1, `The Old Town and South Edinburgh', extending the coverage to the First New Town and its environs, and beyond that to the former independent burgh of Leith. It provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the entire spectrum of public sculptures to be found in these parts of the city, including free-standing commemorative monuments, architectural carvings, and contemporary site-specific interventions. Based on extensive new research, the text is structured as a catalogue raisonne, with each entry comprising a detailed description of the work, an account of how it came to be commissioned, and an analysis of its cultural significance. There are also separate appendices dealing with important works that have been lost or destroyed, minor works and sculptural coats of arms. The study of public sculpture is now recognised as offering a range of new insights into the development of the urban realm. Those insights are brought together here to provide a comprehensive resource for historians, architects, urban planners and conservators, and a narrative history that will be of interest to all who care about Edinburgh, and wish to celebrate its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.