Alexander Calder - Radical Inventor - the exhibition catalogue from Montreal Museum of Fine Arts/National Gallery of Victoria available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Alexander Calder - Radical Inventor

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An illustrated book exploring the full breadth of Calder’s influential career as an inventor of new artistic forms

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) as a radical inventor: an artist who discarded convention and disrupted hierarchies, overturning the traditional basis of culture while revolutionising the way people perceive and interact with art. Calder's "new line" was not simply an evolution of forms and styles. From the start, it was quite clear to all who witnessed him at work that - in his own way of drawing attention and gaining notoriety - he was doing something radically new.

This handsome book, which accompanies a show at the Montreal Museum of Fine arts and the NGV in Melbourne, gives a rich overview of Calder’s extensive oeuvre, including his explorative two-dimensional studies of line and space, his three-dimensional wire portraits and circus figures, as well as his most acclaimed artistic inventions, the mobile and the stabile.

Details
  • Author: Anne Grace
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Date published: November 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-8874398287
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 23.9 cm 

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