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Brancusi's Endless column ensemble : Târgu Jiu, Romania

Author: Constantin Brancusi; Sorana Georgescu-Gorjan; Ernest Beck; World Monuments Fund (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: London : Scala : World Monument Fund, 2007.
Series: World Monuments Fund series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Endless Column Ensemble, by famed Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), has been hailed as one of the great works of twentieth-century public art. Commissioned by the National League of Gorj Women to honour the soldiers who had defended the town of Targu Jiu against a German force in 1916, the tripartite ensemble, erected between 1937 and 1938, is composed of the Endless Column, a 30-metre-high  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Constantin Brancusi; Constantin Brancusi; Constantin Brancusi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constantin Brancusi; Sorana Georgescu-Gorjan; Ernest Beck; World Monuments Fund (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781857594362 1857594363
OCLC Number: 150361252
Notes: "Support for this publication has been generously provided by: The Beirne Foundation, Inc., International Music and Art Foundation."
"This volume is published to celebrate the completion of the restoration of Brancusi's sculptural ensemble."
Description: 77, [3] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction : WMF and the Endless column ensemble / Bonnie Burnham --
Creation of the Endless column ensemble. Brancusi and his return to Romania / Alexandra Parigoris ; From dream to reality : construction of the Endless column / Sorana Georgescu-Gorjan --
The challenge of Târgu Jiu . Restoration of the Endless column, Table of silence, and Gate of the kiss / Mihai Radu ; Reclaiming sacred space / Richard Newton ; Urban redevelopment and a visionary new visitor centre / Mihai Radu ; The legacy of Târgu Jiu / William Tucker.
Series Title: World Monuments Fund series.
Responsibility: essays by Sorana Georgescu-Gorjan [and others] ; edited by Ernest Beck.

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The Endless Column Complex was commissioned by the Women's League of Gorj to honour the soldiers who had defended Targu-Jiu against a German force in 1916. This book presents the history of this work  Read more...

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