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Christopher Wilmarth : light and gravity

Author: Steven Henry Madoff; Nancy Milford; Edward Saywell
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
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"Christopher Wilmarth delighted the world with light-filled sculptures of glass and steel that were poetic in their moods and rich in their modernist heritage. But in 1987, at the peak of his career, a long struggle with depression ended tragically for Wilmarth. The internationally acclaimed artist committed suicide at age forty-four, and his work largely fell from the public view." "Now, Wilmarth's legacy is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Christopher Wilmarth; Christopher Wilmarth; Christopher Wilmarth
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Henry Madoff; Nancy Milford; Edward Saywell
ISBN: 0691113599 9780691113593
OCLC Number: 54024207
Awards: Winner of Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Arts 2004.
Description: 184 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Light and gravity: the art and times of Christopher Wilmarth / Steven Henry Madoff --
Ray / Nancy Milford --
A place for reflection: writings by Wilmarth / Edward Saywell --
Writings / Christopher Wilmarth.
Responsibility: Steven Henry Madoff, with contributions by Nancy Milford and Edward Saywell.
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The sculptor's romantic outlook, his gorgeously light-infused art, and his dramatic decline into work of harrowing darkness are sensitively examined in a book that reintroduces Christopher Wilmarth's  Read more...

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