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Alexander Calder

Author: Roger M ShermanThomas McNameeTovah FeldshuhBrendan GillArnold B GlimcherAll authors
Publisher: [1998?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the internationally acclaimed sculptor, Alexander Calder, who invented an art form: the mobile, which incorporates motion into sculpture. Through interviews with his contemporaries and many examples of his works, ranging from tiny mobiles, to mechanical devices, to soaring monuments over seven stories high, this film captures the joyful exuberance that the artist displayed throughout his life and in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alexander Calder; Alexander Calder; Alexander Calder
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roger M Sherman; Thomas McNamee; Tovah Feldshuh; Brendan Gill; Arnold B Glimcher; Marla Prather; Mark Stevens; David A Ross; Arthur Miller; Dolly Perls; Klaus Perls; Michael Brenson; Joan M Marter; Inge Morath; Pedro E Guerrero; I M Pei; Robert Osborn; Ellsworth Kelly; Florentine Films.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 317500262
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally presented as an episode of the television program American masters in 1998.
"An American Masters special" -- Program end credits.
"First PBS broadcast: 6/17/98." -- Container label.
Credits: Cinematographers, Roger Sherman ... [et al.] ; editor, Bruce Shaw ; original music, Teese Gohl.
Performer(s): Narrator, Tovah Feldshuh.
Commentary: Brendan Gill, Arne Glimcher, Marla Prather, Mark Stevens, David Ross, Arthur Miller, Dolly and Klaus Perls, Michael Brenson, Joan Marter, Inge Morath, Pedro Guerrero, I.M. Pei, Robert Osborn, Ellsworth Kelly.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of Thirteen/WNET in association with Florentine Films/Sherman Pictures ; directed and produced by Roger Sherman ; writer, Thomas McNamee.

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A biography of the internationally acclaimed sculptor, Alexander Calder, who invented an art form: the mobile, which incorporates motion into sculpture. Through interviews with his contemporaries and many examples of his works, ranging from tiny mobiles, to mechanical devices, to soaring monuments over seven stories high, this film captures the joyful exuberance that the artist displayed throughout his life and in his work.

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