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Author: Louise Nevelson; Martin Friedman; Walker Art Center.
Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"This book surveys the stylistic evolution of Louise Nevelson's wood sculpture over three decades, focusing on the primal themes so identified with her art - 'table landscapes, ' columns, boxes, reliefs and walls. More than sixty works are illustrated, ranging from small-scale containers (the 'Cryptics') to a sequence of monumental black walls that she has continued to produce since the mid-1950s. In addition, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
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Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988.
Nevelson: wood sculptures.
New York, E.P. Dutton, 1973
(OCoLC)559673461
Named Person: Louise Nevelson; Louise Nevelson; Louise Nevelson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Nevelson; Martin Friedman; Walker Art Center.
ISBN: 052547367X 9780525473671
OCLC Number: 873891
Notes: Exhibition held at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Nov. 10-Dec. 30, 1973, San Francisco Museum of Art, Jan. 25-Mar. 10, 1974, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Apr. 17-May 19, 1974, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, July 6-Aug. 18, 1974, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 21-Nov. 3, 1974, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Jan. 28-Mar. 9, 1975.
Description: 80 pages illustrations 22 x 26 cm
Responsibility: by Martin Friedman.
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"This book surveys the stylistic evolution of Louise Nevelson's wood sculpture over three decades, focusing on the primal themes so identified with her art - 'table landscapes, ' columns, boxes, reliefs and walls. More than sixty works are illustrated, ranging from small-scale containers (the 'Cryptics') to a sequence of monumental black walls that she has continued to produce since the mid-1950s. In addition, a number of recent photographs of Nevelson in her studio are included. Wood is indisputably Nevelson's medium and the exhibition documents her remarkable use of this material. Although she has recently made small, precise plexiglass cube constructions and overseen the translation of several of her earlier wood pieces into large coro-ten steel sculptures, the genesis and essence of her art is in her special use of wood, with which she creates seemingly weightless shapes whose iconography relates them to the past as well as to the present. She is an accumulator, a compulsive forager of abandoned and discarded fragments - chair backs, architectural scrollwork, brush handles, weathered planking, and sweepings of chips and slivers from the carpenter's floor. These become the ingredients of her spectral, architectural compositions which, painted a uniform color - black, white or, on rare occasions, gold - allude to a mysterious reality."--Notes inside cover.

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