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Alexander Calder : the Paris years, 1926-1933

Author: Alexander Calder; Joan Simon; Brigitte Léal; Whitney Museum of American Art.; Centre Georges Pompidou.
Publisher: New York : Whitney Museum of American Art ; Paris : Centre Pomidou ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alexander Calder: The Paris Years, 1926-1933 follows Calder's progression from painter to sculptor in Paris in the 1920s and early 1930s - a unique and critically important period of artistic, cultural, social, and political dialogue between the United States and Paris."--Sponsor's statement.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Alexander Calder; Alexander Calder; Alexander Calder
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Calder; Joan Simon; Brigitte Léal; Whitney Museum of American Art.; Centre Georges Pompidou.
ISBN: 9780300126228 0300126220
OCLC Number: 183257437
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Alexander Calder : the Paris years / Joan Simon --
Plates : Caricatures, portraits, figures --
Calder the illustrator : corporeal writing to organic sign / Brigitte Leal --
Plates : Animals, toys, circus --
Calder as artist-engineer : vectors, velocities / Henry Petroski --
The search for ubiquity : Calder and the reproduction of his works, 1927-32 / Quentin Bajac --
Clader's once and future circus : a conservator's perspective / Eleonora Nagy with Carol Mancusi-Ungaro --
The alchemist : Alexander Calder and surrealism / Pepe Karmel --
Parisian metamorphosis in four acts / Annie Cohen-Solal --
Painting and working in the abstract : Calder's oeuvre and constructive art / Arnauld Pierre --
Plates : Abstraction --
Chronology / Alexander S.C. Rower.
Responsibility: Joan Simon and Brigitte Léal ; with contributions from Henry Petroski [and others].
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In 1926, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) moved from New York to Paris and began to use time and motion as 'materials' for animating line and space. This book focuses on Calder's years in Paris. It  Read more...

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