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Calder, Alexander 1898-1976

Works: 1,371 works in 2,617 publications in 9 languages and 44,374 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Poetry  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Fiction  Biographies  Fables 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Lithographer, Artist, zxx, Honoree, Interviewee, Set designer , Creator, Engraver, Other, Performer, Costume designer, Host, Collector, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: NB237.C28, 730.92
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Alexander Calder, 1898-1976 by Marla Prather( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,224 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
Alexander Calder by Joan M Marter( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synonymous with modern art. As Marter makes clear, Calder's innovations fuse the modernist tenets formulated by the School of Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century with a variety of other sources, including Bauhaus theatre and ballet design, American folk art, constructivist principles, and Dada - surrealist concepts. Profoundly international, his work defies categorization within a defined formalist school or on national grounds. Extensively
Calder by H. Harvard Arnason( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 5 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal sketching by Alexander Calder( Book )

30 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 697 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 )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 663 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 by Aesop( Book )

9 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and held by 651 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
Three young rats, and other rhymes by James Johnson Sweeney( Book )

16 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 412 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 )

19 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of sows, Aprl 2-May 31, 1969
Homage to Joan Miró by Joan Miró( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and French and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vedlagt litografi udført af Joan Miró
La Fontaine : selected fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

6 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 works 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 behavior of both animals and humans is usually centered on deception and cooperation (or the lack of it), as they cheat and fight each other, arguing about life and death, property and food, in an astonishing variety of narrative styles. The fables have long been popular with all ages, though their ironic take on contemporary society in French aristocratic circles is best appreciated by adults. This new translation by Christopher Betts matches the original in inventiveness and subtlety. It includes half of the fables first published in twelve books between 1668 and 1693, across the full range of subjects and themes. The fables are illustrated with a selection of Gustave Dore's majestic engravings, and an introduction offers insights into La Fontaine's life and literary artistry --
Calder sculpture by A. S. C Rower( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 335 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 held by 265 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition of Coleridge's classic Romantic poem reprints the 1798 and 1817 texts (on facing pages to encourage comparison) along with critical essays, newly commissioned or revised for students, that examine "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" from five contemporary critical perspectives." "Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective, and by a bibliography that promotes further exploration of that approach."--Jacket
Alexander Calder Calder's universe by Alexander Calder( Visual )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 239 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
The essential Alexander Calder by Howard Greenfeld( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 233 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 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calder : Alexander Calder - avant-garde in motion by Susanne Meyer-Büser( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While showcasing a large number of Calder's early abstract sculptures, this book also presents key works by his contemporaries, such as Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró and Jean Arp. By setting Calder's work alongside that of other artists, the volume establishes lines of influence and differentiation, as well as the larger context in which he created his sculptures. Full-page images of Calder's iconic mobiles and stabiles give a rare sense of Calder's often playful use of space, and enable readers to study his work in detail. An accompanying DVD includes historical and experimental films, avant-garde music, interviews and a walk through the exhibition, presenting the whole of Calder's achievement in an unprecedented fashion. Exhibition: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K20 Grabbeplatz, Düsseldorf (7.9.2013-12.1.2014)
Alexander Calder by James Johnson Sweeney( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is excellently documented with a chronology and lists of exhibitions of the artist's work, graphic art and theatre designs"--Dustjacket
The intimate world of Alexandre Calder by Daniel Marchesseau( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alexander Calder, 1898-1976
Alternative Names
Aleksander Kolder

Alexander Calder

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

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 CalderAnimal sketchingAlexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joyFables of ÆsopThree young rats, and other rhymesLa Fontaine : selected fablesCalder sculptureCalder in Connecticut