Marvelous Objects

Marvelous Objects Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York

Hardback (05 Oct 2015) | English

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Synopsis

Surrealist Sculptures delineates a dialogue between the two dominant modes of sculpture that evolved in tandem within the surrealist movement - found-object assemblages and nature-inspired biomorphism. The book offers a continuous narrative of contributions by both European and American surrealist artists from the early 1920s through the late 1940s. Artists from France, Germany, Britain, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States established Surrealism as transnational from the outset. Key artists who incorporated found objects in their works include Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Hans Bellmer, and Joseph Cornell. The biomorphists encompass Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Isamu Noguchi. In addition, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder and David Smith, are highlighted for their game-changing innovations that influenced the evolution of modern sculpture. Nearly two hundred illustrations and a selection of historical texts accompany the insightful essay and chronology by Valerie J. Fletcher. Fans of Surrealism and those new to the genre will appreciate this book's in-depth approach to its innovative and influential three-dimensional masterpieces.

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Prestel

Prestel

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791354651
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 735.230463
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 1446g
Height: 259mm
Width: 288mm
Spine width: 23mm