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Calder, Alexander 1898-1976

Works: 1,584 works in 3,196 publications in 7 languages and 47,067 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fables  Catalogs  Poetry  Biographies  Fiction  Autobiographies 
Subject Headings: Artists 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Lithographer, Honoree, Other, Interviewee, zxx, Creator, Set designer, Engraver, Performer, Costume designer, Host, Author of introduction, Collector, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, osp
Classifications: NB237.C28, 730.92
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Alexander Calder, 1898-1976 by Marla Prather( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and Italian and held by 922 libraries worldwide
Catalogue of a centenary retrospective exhibition of 265 objects by Alexander Calder, including sculptures, paintings, drawings and jewelry. Text of the catalogue is divided into five chronological sections each of which is accompanied by a detailed chronology. The exhibition emphasizes the artist's early career into the 1940s when he created his first mobiles, stabiles and standing mobiles. His monumental public scuptures from the last two-and-a-half decades of his career is the focus of the final section. The publication also includes an essay titled Staging Movement by Arnauld Pierre and a detailed exhibition history by Alexander S.C. Rower
Calder by H. H Arnason( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Alexander Calder by Joan M Marter( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Synonymous with modern art. As Marter makes clear, Calder's innovations fuse the modernist tenets formulated by the School of Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century with a variety of other sources, including Bauhaus theatre and ballet design, American folk art, constructivist principles, and Dada - surrealist concepts. Profoundly international, his work defies categorization within a defined formalist school or on national grounds. Extensively
Calder by Gérard-Georges Lemaire( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Studies the works of artist Alexander Calder, and includes information on his life, career, sculptures, and involvement in the development of twentieth-century art; contains illustrations and photographs
Animal sketching by Alexander Calder( Book )
34 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 699 libraries worldwide
"Undisputed master of the simple expressive line. 141 full body sketches and enlarged details of animals in characteristic poses and movements. Calder covers cats, dogs, the elephant, birds, monkeys, the deer family, horses, cows, the lion, and more." ~ Publisher description
Alexander Calder and contemporary art : form, balance, joy by Lynne Warren( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Showcases the work of contemporary sculptors who have been influenced by Alexander Calder, and includes essays on Calder, his practices, and legacy, as well as examples of his art
Calder : gravity and grace by Carmen Giménez( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
This monograph looks at the work of Alexander Calder, one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century. It contains a critical essay, a selection of colour plates, and documentation of the artist's writings, interviews, and exhibition history
Calder, 1898-1976 by Jacob Baal-Teshuva( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and work of artist Alexander Calder, focusing on the unique creations he was known for
A bestiary by Richard Wilbur( Book )
9 editions published between 1955 and 1993 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
"A Bestiary, published in 1955, was compiled by Richard Wilbur and illustrated by Alexander Calder. Calder created more than fifty whimsical drawings and Wilbur chose excerpts from classic works of literature--poetry, essays, novels, plays, and stories--to accompany them. The "wire-form" illustrations of animals and mythical creatures are paired with engaging and unexpected quotations, producing juxtapositions such as William Blake on the Sheep, William Shakespeare on the Bee, William Faulkner on the Dog, Ben Franklin on the Eagle, Walt Whitman on the Spider, Henry Thoreau on the Mouse, and Franz Kafka on the Mermaid. Other pairs are more obvious, including Herman Melville on the Whale and Rudyard Kipling on the Ape"--A blog post by Jillian Suarez on the Guggenheim Blogs "Findings" at
Calder by Alexander Calder( Book )
32 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 7 languages and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Catalogue of sows, Aprl 2-May 31, 1969
La Fontaine : selected fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )
10 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
La Fontaine's verse fables turned the traditional folktales derived from Aesop and a range of Oriental sources into some of the greatest, and best-loved, poetic work in French. His versions of stories such as 'The Hare and the Tortoise' and 'The Wolf and the Lamb' are witty and sophisticated, satirizing human nature in miniature dramas in which the outcome is always unpredictable. The behaviour of both animals and humans is usually centred on deception and cooperation (or the lackof it), as they cheat and fight each other, arguing about life and death, property and food, in an astonishing vari
Calder sculpture by A. S. C Rower( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Dist. by St. Martin's, Exhib: Natl Gallery 3/29-7/ 12/98; San Fran Moma 9/4- 12/1/98
Calder in Connecticut by Eric Zafran( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
"Perhaps the most influential and best loved of all twentieth-century sculptors, Alexander Calder worked primarily in Connecticut after settling in a Roxbury farmhouse in 1933. Connecticut provided a richly stimulating creative environment for him in the critical years when he developed his unique mobiles and stabiles and established his artistic reputation. This intimate and engaging portrait of Calder, at work and at play, offers new insight into how his art was shaped by the state's landscape, his home and studio, his family, and the fascinating circle of artists, writers, curators, and collectors who befriended him. Engaging and authoritative, this visual biography includes many previously unpublished photographs, documents, and reproductions of little-known art works. An account of the home and studio by Alexander S.C. Rower, Calder's grandson, and an affectionate tribute by Calder's neighbor, playwright Arthur Miller, complete the volume, produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford."--Publisher's description
Calder's portraits : a new language by Barbara Beth Zabel( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Alexander Calder (1898-1976) has long been celebrated around the world for his mobiles and stabiles. Less well known is his revolutionary transformation of the art of portraiture. With his extraordinary series of wire portraits begun in the 1920s, Calder began "drawing in space" -- bending, looping, and spiraling wire to capture the distinctive features of his subjects. Although he moved toward abstraction in the 1930s, he never abandoned portraiture; indeed, his interaction with friends and colleagues continued to inspired portraits for the rest of his life. This book presents work in this genre--drawings and oil paintings, as well as wire sculptures and mobiles--spanning the artist's entire career
The rime of the ancient mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
7 editions published between 1946 and 1971 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
In this illustrated edition of the English poem, a sailor recounts the terrible fate that befell his ship when he shot down an albatross
Homage to Alexander Calder : special issue of the XXe siècle review by G Di San Lazzaro( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Med litografi af Marino Marini
The essential Alexander Calder by Howard Greenfeld( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
"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
Calder : Alexander Calder - avant-garde in motion by Susanne Meyer-Büser( Book )
11 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 194 libraries worldwide
While showcasing a large number of Calder's early abstract sculptures, this book also presents key works by his contemporaries, such as Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró and Jean Arp. By setting Calder's work alongside that of other artists, the volume establishes lines of influence and differentiation, as well as the larger context in which he created his sculptures. Full-page images of Calder's iconic mobiles and stabiles give a rare sense of Calder's often playful use of space, and enable readers to study his work in detail. An accompanying DVD includes historical and experimental films, avant-garde music, interviews and a walk through the exhibition, presenting the whole of Calder's achievement in an unprecedented fashion. Exhibition: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, K20 Grabbeplatz, Düsseldorf (7.9.2013-12.1.2014)
Calder by Alexander Calder( Book )
38 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Alexander Calder by James Johnson Sweeney( Book )
5 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"The book is excellently documented with a chronology and lists of exhibitions of the artist's work, graphic art and theatre designs"--Dustjacket
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Alternative Names
Aleksander Kolder
Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder americký umělec
Alexander Calder Amerikaans beeldhouwer (1898-1976)
Alexander Calder Amerikai szobrász (légmobilok)
Alexander Calder artist american
Alexander Calder artista estadounidense
Alexander Calder artista estatunidenc
Alexander Calder malarz i rzeźbiarz amerykański
Alexander Calder sculpteur américain
Alexander Calder scultore statunitense
Alexander Calder US-amerikanischer Bildhauer und Objektkünstler (Mobiles)
Calder 1898-1976
Calder, Alejandre 1898-1976
Calder, Alexander
Calder, Alexandre
Calder Alexandre 1898-1976
Calder, Sandi 1898-1976
Calder, Sandy
Calder Sandy 1898-1976
Kolder, Aleksandr 1898-1976
Αλεξάντερ Κάλντερ Αμερικανός γλύπτης
Александер Колдер
Александр Колдер
Александър Калдер
Аляксандр Колдэр
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אלכסנדר קלדר
אלכסנדר קלדר אמן אמריקאי
ألكسندر كالدر
ألكسندر كالدر فنان أمريكي
الکساندر کالدر مجسمه‌ساز آمریکایی
الیگزنڈر کالڈر
अलेक्जेन्डर क्याल्डर
อเล็กซานเดอร์ คาลเดอร์
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