David Smith (Phaidon Focus)

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 25 Mar 2013
. Phaidon Focus is a brand new series that offers accessible, up-to-date, authoritative, enjoyable andthought-provoking books on internationally renowned modern masters. Written by experts in their field, each of these lively and beautifully illustrated books, covers the fullspan of the artist's work, exploring its origins, development, style and themes. Stimulating and a pleasure to read, each book consists of a chronological essay accompanied by'Focus' sections that delve into specific themes and important groups of work, and ends with a shortchronology and a bibliography. These compact and affordable hardback books are the perfect introductions to the artists, essentialreading for students and rewarding for anyone curious about art. One of the best-known American sculptors of the modern period, David Smith (1906-1965)was a pioneer of abstract sculpture. He revolutionized the possibilities of metalsculpture by introducing the industrial process of welding, enabling him to create the mostextraordinarily balanced compositions - using metal to 'draw in space'. Predominantly knownas a sculptor, the book also sheds light on his prolific practice of drawing, sketching, writingand photographing his sculptures.
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ISBN-13: 9780714861562
ISBN-10: 0714861561
Pagini: 146
Ilustrații: 120 Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 180 x 249 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.64 kg
Editura: Phaidon
Seria Phaidon Focus


'concise yet spirited introduction ... plenty of colour plates make it brilliantly useful as a reference tool' The Sunday Telegraph 'Eschewing the heavyweight doorstop format of many art books, these beautiful and compact Phaidon Focus artist monographs are small and slick, and refreshingly affordable. ...designed by Julia Hasting, the Zurich-based design director at Phaidon Press, who manages to create a clean, fresh look that - as art book design should - put the artists' work centre stage ...Coated in a translucent grey plastic with a clear window, the book's pared back approach continues with clean, black typography on a white background. Never cluttered, but resolutely in-depth, the series manages to condense some of the 20th century's most famous artists' work into small, but by no means diminutive introductions.' 'beautifully designed ... the most iconic artists of the modern day ... bring you the essentials in a concise manner', Its Nice That 'Phaidon are adept at packaging up key artists and movements in contemporary art, ensuring each generation has a familiar and forward-thinking way of immersing itself in visual culture. The newest tranche of introductory monographs is Phaidon Focus. With nearly 30 titles in the works, the Focus series is an extended primer, a handsome hardback designed to provide an in-depth overview of an artist's life, plus a more concentrated focus on key works from the artist's career to date.' Wallpaper,com 'amazing .. an essential addition to any art lover's collection' Grazia

"This handsomely illustrated book. . .sheds light on Smith's prolific drawing and writing practice." - "Publishers Weekly, " Top Ten Art Books for 2013"In this slick installment in Phaidon's Focus series on modern artists, Pachner, a veteran contributor to former monographs on the artist, outlines Smith's pivotal career. . .Pachner's overviews of prominent sculptures provide essential context and perspective." - "Publishers Weekly"

Notă biografică

Joan Pachner, a David Smith scholar since the 1980s, has published and lectured widely on the artist's work. She pioneered the study of the artist's photographs in an essay in David Smith: Photographs 1931-1965 (1998). She has also lectured and written about the artist's life at Bolton Landing in the Adirondacks, notably the 'The Concept is Primary. The Medium is Secondary' lecture part of the programme 'A Sculptor's Eye: David Smith & Photography' in 2006, and has contributed to such publications as The Fields of David Smith (1997) and Painted Steel: The Late Work of David Smith (1998). As an independent art historian, she specializes in modern sculpture and lectures at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.