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Calder, 1898-1976 (Taschen Basic Art)
When the final tally of key movers in the plastic arts of this century is compiled, there is no doubt that maestro of movement Alexander Calder (1898-1976), the man who put the swing into sculpture, will be near numero uno. Calder took it off the plinth, gave it to the wind, and left us kinetic playgrounds of the spirit. He operated at the point where Modernity and nature ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Taschen
(first published 1998)
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Viewing Alexander Calder’s colorful, dynamic, and often whimsical art always gives me a lift. Though Calder’s art can only be fully appreciated when viewed personally, Baal-Teshuva does a good job of illustrating the work, especially in such a small book. The artwork is photographed in situ, mostly in full color. A varied selection of mobiles, stabiles, paintings, wire sculpture, jewelry, kinetic art, and even custom-painted airplanes is portrayed. The photos, for the most part, don’t seem too s ...more
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