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Calder, Alexander 1898-1976

Works: 1,526 works in 2,689 publications in 8 languages and 44,982 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Poetry  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Biographies  Fiction  History 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Lithographer, Artist, Honoree, Interviewee, Other, Engraver, Creator, Set designer , Performer, Costume designer, Host, Collector, zxx, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: NB237.C28, 730.92
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Alexander Calder, 1898-1976 by Marla Prather( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of a centenary retrospective exhibition of 265 objects by Alexander Calder, including sculptures, paintings, drawings and jewelry. Text of the catalogue is divided into five chronological sections each of which is accompanied by a detailed chronology. The exhibition emphasizes the artist's early career into the 1940s when he created his first mobiles, stabiles and standing mobiles. His monumental public scuptures from the last two-and-a-half decades of his career is the focus of the final section. The publication also includes an essay titled Staging Movement by Arnauld Pierre and a detailed exhibition history by Alexander S.C. Rower
Calder by H. Harvard Arnason( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Italian and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Calder by Joan M Marter( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with works by the artist as well as important sources for his output, Alexander Calder includes previously unpublished visual documentation that sheds new light on his creative achievements
Calder by Gérard-Georges Lemaire( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the works of artist Alexander Calder, and includes information on his life, career, sculptures, and involvement in the development of twentieth-century art; contains illustrations and photographs
Animal sketching by Alexander Calder( Book )

30 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-known artist's sketches of animals are accompained by brief text explaining how to capture some of the elusive qualities of wildlife
Alexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joy by Lynne Warren( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the work of contemporary sculptors who have been influenced by Alexander Calder, and includes essays on Calder, his practices, and legacy, as well as examples of his art
Fables of Æsop, according to Sir Roger L'Estrange by Aesop( Book )

10 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book combines the 1692 translation of the Fables by English journalist Sir Roger L'Estrange with 50 drawings created especially as illustration for the tales by American sculptor, painter, and illustrator Alexander Calder. ... Two hundred and one of the traditional fables are narrated here"--Page 4 of cover
Calder : gravity and grace by Carmen Giménez( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph looks at the work of Alexander Calder, one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century. It contains a critical essay, a selection of colour plates, and documentation of the artist's writings, interviews, and exhibition history
Calder, 1898-1976 by Jacob Baal-Teshuva( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude de l'art et de l'oeuvre de Calder, sculpteur anglais célèbre pour ses mobiles et stabiles. De nombreuses reproductions de ses oeuvres invitent à suivre le parcours de l'artiste. [SDM]
Three young rats, and other rhymes by James Johnson Sweeney( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhymes from Mother Goose and other classic sources, illustrated by the artist who invented the mobile
Calder by Alexander Calder( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of sows, Aprl 2-May 31, 1969
La Fontaine : selected fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fontaine's verse fables turned the traditional folktales derived from Aesop and a range of Oriental sources into some of the greatest, and best-loved, poetic work in French. His versions of stories such as 'The Hare and the Tortoise' and 'The Wolf and the Lamb' are witty and sophisticated, satirizing human nature in miniature dramas in which the outcome is always unpredictable. The behaviour of both animals and humans is usually centred on deception and cooperation (or the lackof it), as they cheat and fight each other, arguing about life and death, property and food, in an astonishing vari
Calder sculpture by A. S. C Rower( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dist. by St. Martin's, Exhib: Natl Gallery 3/29-7/ 12/98; San Fran Moma 9/4- 12/1/98
Calder in Connecticut by Eric Zafran( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most influential and best loved of all twentieth-century sculptors, Alexander Calder worked primarily in Connecticut after settling in a Roxbury farmhouse in 1933. Connecticut provided a richly stimulating creative environment for him in the critical years when he developed his unique mobiles and stabiles and established his artistic reputation. This intimate and engaging portrait of Calder, at work and at play, offers new insight into how his art was shaped by the state's landscape, his home and studio, his family, and the fascinating circle of artists, writers, curators, and collectors who befriended him. Engaging and authoritative, this visual biography includes many previously unpublished photographs, documents, and reproductions of little-known art works. An account of the home and studio by Alexander S.C. Rower, Calder's grandson, and an affectionate tribute by Calder's neighbor, playwright Arthur Miller, complete the volume, produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford."--Publisher's description
Calder's portraits : a new language by Barbara Beth Zabel( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) has long been celebrated around the world for his mobiles and stabiles. Less well known is his revolutionary transformation of the art of portraiture. With his extraordinary series of wire portraits begun in the 1920s, Calder began "drawing in space" -- bending, looping, and spiraling wire to capture the distinctive features of his subjects. Although he moved toward abstraction in the 1930s, he never abandoned portraiture; indeed, his interaction with friends and colleagues continued to inspired portraits for the rest of his life. This book presents work in this genre--drawings and oil paintings, as well as wire sculptures and mobiles--spanning the artist's entire career
The rime of the ancient mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1946 and 1971 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this illustrated edition of the classic poem, a sailor recounts the terrible fate that befell his ship when he shot down an albatross
Homage to Alexander Calder : special issue of the XXe siècle review by Gualtieri di San Lazzaro( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Med litografi af Marino Marini
The essential Alexander Calder by Howard Greenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American sculptor, Alexander Calder, was one of the most inventive and beloved artists of his time. He was best known for his mobiles -- hanging, dangling, perfectly balanced innovative sculptures that twist and orbit in the breeze -- and for his stabiles, stationary sculptures that are often enormous and that grace and enliven public spaces around the world. Did you know that: the term mobile was coined by Surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp? Calder created and was ringmaster of a miniature circus that brought him fame in Europe and America and that still delights those who view it? he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering? both his father and grandfather were well-known sculptors in Philadelphia?"--Jacket
A bestiary by Richard Wilbur( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1993 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobile, by Alexander Calder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work of art placed in the National Gallery's East Building, this mobile is also the last major piece by one of America's great artists
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Alexander Calder, 1898-1976
Alternative Names
Aleksander Kolder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder americký umělec

Alexander Calder Amerikaans beeldhouwer (1898-1976)

Alexander Calder Amerikai szobrász (légmobilok)

Alexander Calder malarz i rzeźbiarz amerykański

Alexander Calder sculpteur américain

Alexander Calder scultore statunitense

Alexander Calder US-amerikanischer Bildhauer und Objektkünstler (Mobiles)


Calder 1898-1976

Calder, Alejandre 1898-1976

Calder, Alexander

Calder, Alexandre

Calder Alexandre 1898-1976

Calder, Sandi 1898-1976

Calder, Sandy

Calder Sandy 1898-1976

Kolder, Aleksandr 1898-1976

Αλεξάντερ Κάλντερ Αμερικανός γλύπτης

Александер Колдер

Александр Колдер

Александър Калдер

Аляксандр Колдэр

Колдер, Александр

אלכסנדר קלדר

ألكسندر كالدر

الکساندر کالدر مجسمه‌ساز آمریکایی

الیگزنڈر کالڈر

अलेक्जेन्डर क्याल्डर

อเล็กซานเดอร์ คาลเดอร์

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Alexander CalderCalderAnimal sketchingAlexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joyFables of Æsop, according to Sir Roger L'EstrangeCalder : gravity and graceCalder, 1898-1976Three young rats, and other rhymes