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Constantin Brancusi

Author: Eric Shanes
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, [1989] ©1989
Series: Modern masters series, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the life and work of nineteenth-century Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and includes statements from the artist, notes on technique, a chronology, and over one hundred illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shanes, Eric.
Constantin Brancusi.
New York : Abbeville Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)598156648
Named Person: Constantin Brancusi; Constantin Brancusi; Constantin Brancusi; Constantin Brancusi; Constantin Brâncuşi; Constantin Brâncuşi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Shanes
ISBN: 0896599299 9780896599291 0896599248 9780896599246
OCLC Number: 18441976
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm.
Contents: Early life and work --
Maturity --
The natural world --
The human world --
The beginning of the world --
The avenue of heroes --
The final years --
Artist's statements --
Notes on technique.
Series Title: Modern masters series, v. 12.
Other Titles: Brancusi
Responsibility: Eric Shanes.

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Examines the life and work of nineteenth-century Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi, and includes statements from the artist, notes on technique, a chronology, and over one hundred illustrations.

"This volume in the Modern Masters series is an important and perceptive study of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi, whose arresting forms have exerted a powerful impact on the art of this century. By incisively evaluating the diverse influences that channeled into the artist's work -- including his academic training and brief apprenticeship with Auguste Rodin, the folk art and architecture of his native Romania, Cubism, and African art -- Eric Shanes has produced an insightful study that reveals how this complex artist achieved the expressive simplicity of his innovative sculptures. An extensive "Notes on Technique" section, illustrated with evocative views of the artists studio, illuminates Brancusi's methods of working in all media, including photography, which he used to record his own ideas about how his sculpture should be seen. The many photographs by Brancusi are complemented by sensitive color illustrations that capture the essence of his art. Written with a clarity of prose that well serves the clarity of the sculptors own work, this much-needed book presents the fascinating story of a profoundly influential artist." -- Publisher's description

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"Concise, well-produced, and well-written." --New York Book Review "Brief, affordable, well illustrated, and packed with information." --Art in America Praise for the Modern Masters series: "Each Read more...

 
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