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The essential Alexander Calder

Author: Howard Greenfeld; Alexander Calder
Publisher: New York, NY : Wonderland Press : H.N. Abrams, 2003.
Series: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The American sculptor, Alexander Calder, was one of the most inventive and beloved artists of his time. He was best known for his mobiles -- hanging, dangling, perfectly balanced innovative sculptures that twist and orbit in the breeze -- and for his stabiles, stationary sculptures that are often enormous and that grace and enliven public spaces around the world. Did you know that: the term mobile was coined by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Alexander Calder; Alexander Calder; Alexander Calder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Greenfeld; Alexander Calder
ISBN: 0810958341 9780810958340
OCLC Number: 51993271
Description: 109 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 15 cm.
Contents: Important dinner --
Art everywhere --
Animals --
Off to work --
Major revelation --
Studying art --
Circus calls --
Paris beckons --
Wire and wood --
"Ladies and gentlemen" --
Sculpting with wire --
Celebrity arrives --
Marrying his soulmate --
Going abstract --
Mobile is born --
Major commission --
And now, the stabile --
Monumental works --
Alexander the Great.
Series Title: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Other Titles: Alexander Calder
Responsibility: by Howard Greenfeld.

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"The American sculptor, Alexander Calder, was one of the most inventive and beloved artists of his time. He was best known for his mobiles -- hanging, dangling, perfectly balanced innovative sculptures that twist and orbit in the breeze -- and for his stabiles, stationary sculptures that are often enormous and that grace and enliven public spaces around the world. Did you know that: the term mobile was coined by Surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp? Calder created and was ringmaster of a miniature circus that brought him fame in Europe and America and that still delights those who view it? he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering? both his father and grandfather were well-known sculptors in Philadelphia?"--Jacket.

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