Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic - the exhibition catalogue from LACMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

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'an indispensable companion...visually stunning' - Form Magazine

Calder and Abstraction at LACMA gallery view

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) rocked the world of modern sculpture with his revolutionary kinetic sculptures in the 1930sThis companion book to the exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem in 2014 explores Calder’s artistic development from the 1930s to the late 1960s. 

The volume, illustrated by reproductions of his elegant abstract sculptures, mobiles, stabiles, and maquettes, traces Calder's work from his early delicate mobiles made from flat pieces of metal and wire through to his monumental public sculptures commissioned in the 1960s.

Calder and Abstraction offers a number of critical texts exploring themes including Calder's LACMA commission, Hello Girls; his work in Brazil and his civic sculptures as well as an illustrated exhibition chronology with installation photographs and a bibliography.

  • Author: Stephanie Barron, Senior Curator and Head of the Department of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Date published: November 2013
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791353098
  • Product Dimensions: 32.4 x 24.8 x 2.5 cm