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Calder's Universe Hardcover – February 22, 1999

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A reissue of an out-of-print volume that accompanied a 1976 exhibition, this profusely illustrated celebration of sculptor Alexander Calder's (1898-1976) life and work samples the diversified mediums in which he experimented. His mobiles exquisitely balance grace and economy; the larger stabiles approach architecture in scale and physical presence. He brought the same spontaneity and sense of play to wire sculpture, tapestries, graphics, ink drawings of animals, household objects and jewelry. As Lipman ( Calder's Circus ) observes, the theatrical sets Calder designed gave full scope to his penchant for strong color, movement and large scale, while the oils, bronzes and wood sculpture display a falling off in quality. Also here are hybrid projects such as plexiglass sculpture, an acoustic ceiling, a huge fountain.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (February 22, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762405929
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762405923
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 10.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,429,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Walter O. Koenig on October 30, 2000
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I looked for a long time for a Book on Calder before I found this beautiful, yet well priced Volume. It's all here from the Toys and the wonderfully playful "Calder's Circus", to the Mobiles and Stabiles, with Jewelry, Household Objects, Bronzes, Tapestries, Rugs, Sculptures and much more in between. There are many wonderful photographs which showcase the wide array of Calder's Art and of course Calder himself. Also included are a timeline, a useful Bibliography and an interesting "Who's Who in Calder's World." At $ 32.00 this book is a must buy of one of America's most important and influential Artists of all time.
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