Alexander Calder : radical inventor / edited by Elizabeth Hutton Turner and Anne Grace.
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[Montréal, Québec] : Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; [Place of publication not identified] : 5 Continents, [2018]
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs, portraits, facsimiles ; 28 cm
American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) created a "new line" that was not simply an evolution of forms and styles. From the start, it was clear to all who witnessed him at work that he was doing something radically new. This book, published to accompany a major exhibition, shows how Calder's work emerged from expectations of change in American popular culture. Twelve essays from major contributors explore how Calder, among the first college-trained artists, found techniques and inspiration in many disciplines and their development, including technology, engineering, architecture, physics, and astronomy. All these contributed to the development of his wire sculptures, mobiles, and stabiles, including his famous Circus. Superb photographs of more than 100 works and comparative illustrations guide readers through this innovative and unique path.--from
"Alexander Calder made sculpture move and forged a practice in dialogue with the world in motion and the motion in things. Calder's probing mind, love of materials and penchant for invention equipped him to discard the traditional artistic hierarchies and construct his own art of postulates for the behaviour of art based on enw scientific precepts of reality to arrive at 'a new possibility of beauty.' This publication accompanies 'Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor,' an exhibition organized and toured by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Calder Foundation." --publisher's description, lower cover.
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Exhibitions.
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 -- Themes, motives.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts -- 21st century -- Exhibitions -- Catalogs.
Sculpture, Abstract -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Sculpture, American -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Mobiles (Sculpture) -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Kinetic sculpture, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Metal sculpture, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Public sculpture, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Circus in art -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and architecture -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Sculptors -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Male artists -- United States -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Other Author:
Turner, Elizabeth Hutton, 1952- editor, author.
Grace, Anne, editor, author.
Bondil, Nathalie, author of foreword.
Carlson, W. Bernard, author.
Nagy, Eleonora, author.
Jacob, Pascal, author.
Malloy, Vanya V., author.
Henderson, Linda Dalrymple, 1948- author.
Raymond, Claire, 1967- author.
Hurley, Claire, author.
Reed, Emily Caplan, author.
Taylor, Alex J., author.
Mack, Abigail, author.
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976, artist. Works. Selections.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
5 Continents (Firm), publisher.
National Gallery of Victoria, host institution.
Includes bibliographical references.
"Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor" : September 21, 2018-February 24, 2019, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
"Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor" : April 5-August 4, 2019, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Text in English, translated from the French.
Catalogued 20190107 bhealy
The Man behind 'Man' / Nathalie Bondil -- Alexander Calder and the Case for Radical Invention / Elizabeth Hutton Turner -- Calder: From Engineering to Lyrical Invention / W. Bernard Carlson -- Realism in Calder's 'Circus' / Eleonora Nagy -- Dazzling Reflections: Calder's Translatlantic Circus / Pascal Jacob -- Calder and the Solar Eclipse: Breakthroughs in Astronomy, Physics, and Art / Vanja V. Malloy -- Alexander Calder and Marcel Duchamp: A four-dimensional friendship / Linda Dalrymple Henderson -- Forms of Time: Photographing Calder / Claire Raymond, with Claire Hurley -- Sculpture and Architecture: Building Calder's Global Network / Emily Caplan Reed -- Alexander Calder's Industrial Revolution / Alex J. Taylor -- Calder's Man and His World / Anne Grace -- Balancing Permanence and Change for Calder's Performative and Outdoor Artworks / Abigail Mack.
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