Sculpture Now

Beginning with an introductory chapter that asks, 'What is sculpture? Who is sculpture? Where is sculpture?' this text takes the reader on a tour of the possibilities of the medium and the ways it is being explored by international artists.

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Author: Julia Kelly

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 3775733477

Category: Art

Page: 440

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Over the past twenty years, since theory has begun scrutinizing the concept of sculpture itself, the genre has been experiencing a new renaissance as an artistic form of expression. This publication assembles essays, statements, interviews, letters, poems, and other kinds of texts by artists from all around the world on the various concepts of sculpture from 1990 to the present. Illustrations of the contributing artists' works show the multiple facets and diversity of contemporary sculpture. In three lengthy chapters and a brief introduction, the book presents works of sculpture, the processes used to create them, different kinds of figuration, and exhibition venues for contemporary sculpture. Intended for a broad audience of artists, curators, art historians, students, and art lovers, this volume is being produced by the Anthony Cragg Foundation for the Waldfrieden Sculpture Park in Wuppertal and serves both as an important reference book as well as a source of inspiration. The artists presented: Edward Allington, Francis Alÿs, John Bock, Mel Brimfield, Anthony Caro, Jan de Cock, Tony Cragg, Matthew Crawley, Richard Deacon, Michael Dean, Mark Dion, Elmgreen und Dragset, Chris Evans, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Francesco Gennari, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ilya Kabakov, Mike Kelley, Hew Locke, Sarah Lucas, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Monk, Ron Mueck, Mike Nelson, Patricia Piccinini, Falke Pisano, Bettina Pousttchi, Marc Quinn, Gregor Schneider, Thomas Schütte, Roman Signer, Florian Slotawa, Kiki Smith, Bob und Roberta Smith, Didier Vermeiren, Franz West, Keith Wilson, Erwin Wurm, Carey Young

Materials and Processes of Contemporary Sculpture

Although this book is written by a materials engineer, the subject matter is presented from the point of view of the sculptor with emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of different materials, their resistance to weather conditions, ...

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Author: Mahmoud M. Farag

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527545809

Category: Art

Page: 302

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Creating a successful sculpture requires an imaginative concept and a sound design that utilize the potential and avoid the limitations of the material and the process used in making it. Prior to a few decades ago, most sculptors were restricted to carving stone and wood or casting plaster, ceramics and bronze for their creations. Contemporary sculptors, however, are no longer bound by the limitations of these traditional materials and processes, and can now create works in sizes, forms and textures that could not have been achieved previously. Many modern sculptures are now made from materials ranging from steel and aluminum to plastics and composites using processes ranging from welding and adhesive bonding to molding and 3D printing. To fully utilize the full potential of such new materials, the sculptor needs to understand their points of strength, their limitations, and the most effective way of shaping them to achieve a given design. Although this book is written by a materials engineer, the subject matter is presented from the point of view of the sculptor with emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of different materials, their resistance to weather conditions, natural color and possible surface textures, possible methods of shaping and joining, tools and equipment needed, and safety measures to take. Whenever possible, case studies are used to illustrate the sequence of processes and the cost elements involved in shaping a given material to create an actual work of sculpture.

Contemporary Sculpture

The present edition... has been considerably enlarged and revised and... been brought up-to-date to include the major personalities and younger talents in Europe and America.

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Author: Carola Giedion-Welcker

Publisher: New York, Wittenborn

ISBN: UCAL:B4380919

Category: Sculptors

Page: 400

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"When 'Modern Plastic Art' by Carola Giedion-Welcker appeared in 1937, it was one of the first publications in English to offer a mature analysis of the revolution in sculpture during the twentieth century. The present edition... has been considerably enlarged and revised and... been brought up-to-date to include the major personalities and younger talents in Europe and America... Dr. Giedion-Welcker relates the disintegration of academic concepts in sculpture since Daumier to the other visual arts and to the turbulent history of our times. Carefully planned, the exciting pictorial exposition serves to illuminate and enhance the vivid yet profound critique, and the selection of the illustrative material reflects the historic soundness and esthetic culture of the author."--From publisher.

Scale in Contemporary Sculpture

Yet, as shall be argued, much of the contemporary sculpture exploring scale presents a fascination with the apparent tethering of essence to comparison, and with the need for external references in the construction of difference.

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Author: Rachel Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351550024

Category: Art

Page: 282

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The first book to devote serious attention to questions of scale in contemporary sculpture, this study considers the phenomenon within the interlinked cultural and socio-historical framework of the legacies of postmodern theory and the growth of global capitalism. In particular, the book traces the impact of postmodern theory on concepts of measurement and exaggeration, and analyses the relationship between this philosophy and the sculptural trend that has developed since the early 1990s. Rachel Wells examines the arresting international trend of sculpture exploring scale, including American precedents from the 1970s and 1980s and work by the 'Young British Artists'. Noting that the emergence of this sculptural trend coincides with the end of the Cold War, Wells suggests a similarity between the quantitative ratio of scale and the growth of global capitalism that has replaced the former status quo of qualitatively opposed systems. This study also claims the allegorical nature of scale in contemporary sculpture, outlining its potential for critique or complicity in a system dominated by quantitative criteria of value. In a period characterised by uncertainty and incommensurability, Wells demonstrates that scale in contemporary sculpture can suggest the possibility of, and even an unashamed reliance upon, comparison and external difference in the construction of meaning.

Contemporary Sculpture II worked stone

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Author: Inez Gitzinger-Albrecht

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735772589

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Contemporary Sculpture II : worked stone quarry - marble work, photography, worked stone photography

Contemporary Sculpture and the Critique of Display Cultures

Rebentisch, Aesthetics of Installation Art, 262–71. Simple identification with the work ... Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture (London and New York: SculptureCenter and Black Dog Publishing, 2013). See especially David Joselit, ...

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Author: Dan Adler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351049160

Category: Art

Page: 130

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In this book, Dan Adler addresses recent tendencies in contemporary art toward assemblage sculpture and how these works incorporate tainted materials – often things left on the side of the road, according to the logic and progress of the capitalist machine – and combine them in ways that allow each element to retain a degree of empirical specificity. Adler develops a range of aesthetic models through which these practices can be understood to function critically. Each chapter focuses on a single exhibition: Isa Genzken’s "OIL" (German Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2007), Geoffrey Farmer’s midcareer survey (Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal, 2008), Rachel Harrison’s "Consider the Lobster" (CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, 2009), and Liz Magor’s "The Mouth and Other Storage Facilities" (Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2008).

Scale in Contemporary Sculpture

The first book to devote serious attention to questions of scale in contemporary sculpture, this study considers the phenomenon within the interlinked cultural and socio-historical framework of the legacies of postmodern theory and the ...

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Author: Rachel Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351550031

Category: Art

Page: 282

View: 160

The first book to devote serious attention to questions of scale in contemporary sculpture, this study considers the phenomenon within the interlinked cultural and socio-historical framework of the legacies of postmodern theory and the growth of global capitalism. In particular, the book traces the impact of postmodern theory on concepts of measurement and exaggeration, and analyses the relationship between this philosophy and the sculptural trend that has developed since the early 1990s. Rachel Wells examines the arresting international trend of sculpture exploring scale, including American precedents from the 1970s and 1980s and work by the 'Young British Artists'. Noting that the emergence of this sculptural trend coincides with the end of the Cold War, Wells suggests a similarity between the quantitative ratio of scale and the growth of global capitalism that has replaced the former status quo of qualitatively opposed systems. This study also claims the allegorical nature of scale in contemporary sculpture, outlining its potential for critique or complicity in a system dominated by quantitative criteria of value. In a period characterised by uncertainty and incommensurability, Wells demonstrates that scale in contemporary sculpture can suggest the possibility of, and even an unashamed reliance upon, comparison and external difference in the construction of meaning.

Landscapes for Art

Surveys a wide range of sculpture parks and gardens that focus on contemporary art

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Author: Glenn Harper

Publisher: Isc Press

ISBN: UOM:39015073619143

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

View: 909

Surveys a wide range of sculpture parks and gardens that focus on contemporary art

Contemporary Sculpture in Scotland

Some of Scotland's most significant contemporary artists are sculptors. This book is an overview of contemporary Scottish sculpture and provides profiles of 24 notable artists.

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Author: Andrew Patrizio

Publisher: Fine Art Publishing

ISBN: 905703431X

Category: Art

Page: 163

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A Sculpture Reader

"A collection of essays on individual artists drawn from Sculpture magazine"--T.p. verso.

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Author: Glenn Harper

Publisher: Isc Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822034416594

Category: Art

Page: 290

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"A collection of essays on individual artists drawn from Sculpture magazine"--T.p. verso.

Contemporary British Ceramics and the Influence of Sculpture

Chavez, A. 'Carsten Höller', in G. Harper and T. Moyer, editors, A Sculpture Reader: Contemporary Sculpture Since 1980, Hamilton, ISC Press, 2006, pp.202–209. Cherry, D. and F. Cullen, 'Spectacle and Display: Setting the Terms', ...

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Author: Laura Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351626408

Category: Art

Page: 134

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This book investigates how British contemporary artists who work with clay have managed, in the space of a single generation, to take ceramics from niche-interest craft to the pristine territories of the contemporary art gallery. This development has been accompanied (and perhaps propelled) by the kind of critical discussion usually reserved for the 'higher' discipline of sculpture. Ceramics is now encountering and colliding with sculpture, both formally and intellectually. Laura Gray examines what this means for the old hierarchies between art and craft, the identity of the potter, and the character of a discipline tied to a specific material but wanting to participate in critical discussions that extend far beyond clay.

Making Contemporary Sculpture

Ian Dawson is a practising sculptor, who first came to prominence in the 1990s with a series of large-scale melted plastic sculptures that celebrated creativity through the destructive act.

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Author: Ian Dawson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 1847974309

Category: Art

Page: 203

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Ian Dawson is a practising sculptor, who first came to prominence in the 1990s with a series of large-scale melted plastic sculptures that celebrated creativity through the destructive act. His practice remains intensely experimental, involving different processes and diverse materials. Ian has exhibited internationally and his work is held in both public and private collections worldwide.

Found Sculpture and Photography from Surrealism to Contemporary Art

Brassaï and Dalí's photo-essay provides a tantalising evocation of sculptural possibility, where forms are both shaped by human ... It is here, we argue, that modern and contemporary sculpture can be of continued and renewed interest, ...

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Author: Julia Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351566827

Category: Art

Page: 216

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Taking its departure point from the 1933 surrealist photographs of ?involuntary sculptures? by Brassa?nd Dal?Found Sculpture and Photography from Surrealism to Contemporary Art offers fresh perspectives on the sculptural object by relating it to both surrealist concerns with chance and the crucial role of photography in framing the everyday. This collection of essays questions the nature of sculptural practice, looking to forms of production and reproduction that blur the boundaries between things that are made and things that are found. One of the book?s central themes is the interplay of presence and absence in sculpture, as it is highlighted, disrupted, or multiplied through photography?s indexical nature. The essays examine the surrealist three-dimensional object, its relation to and transformation through photographs, as well as the enduring legacies of such concerns for the artwork?s materiality and temporality in performance and conceptual practices from the 1960s through the present. Found Sculpture and Photography sheds new light on the shifts in status of the art object, challenging the specificity of visual practices, pursuing a radical interrogation of agency in modern and contemporary practices, and exploring the boundaries between art and everyday life.

Conversations on Sculpture

The book includes an introduction by Robert Hobbs, discussing the sculptors interviewed and also the value of the interview format in exploring contemporary art and artists. There are full-color illustrations throughout.

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Author: Glenn Harper

Publisher: Isc Press

ISBN: UOM:39015079199884

Category: Art

Page: 325

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A unique collection of interviews with contemporary sculptors drawn from the 25-year history of Sculpture magazine, Conversations on Sculpture offers a valuable overview of three-dimensional art at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. The 43 interviews in Conversations on Sculpture capture the wide-ranging possibilities that characterize contemporary sculpture. The book includes an introduction by Robert Hobbs, discussing the sculptors interviewed and also the value of the interview format in exploring contemporary art and artists. There are full-color illustrations throughout. The second book in the ?Perspectives on Contemporary Sculpture? series from the newly inaugurated ISC Press, Conversations on Sculpture includes interviews with Richard Serra, Maya Lin, Richard Deacon, Wolfgang Laib, James Turrell, Xu Bing, Liza Lou, Mario Merz, Richard Tuttle, Maurizio Cattelan, and other prominent and emerging artists from the U.S., China, the U.K., Italy, Germany, Cuba, Argentina, Nigeria, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, Korea, Spain, and Ghana. The two volumes, A Sculpture Reader and Conversations on Sculpture, are an invaluable history of contemporary sculpture, installation art, new media, and public art.

Polish Contemporary Sculpture

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Author: Hanna Kotkowska-Bareja

Publisher: Warsaw : Interpress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036030620

Category: Sculpture, Modern

Page: 154

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Lead in Modern and Contemporary Art

Jon Wood is an art historian and a curator specializing in modern and contemporary sculpture. He worked for twenty years coordinating the Henry Moore Institute's research programs, curating exhibitions and developing the sculpture ...

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Author: Sharon Hecker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350196452

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Lead in Modern and Contemporary Art is the first edited volume to critically examine uses of lead as both material and cultural signifier in modern and contemporary art. The book analyzes the work of a diverse group of artists working in Europe, the Middle East, and North America, and takes into account the ways in which gender, race, and class can affect the cultural perception of lead. Bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of international contributors across various fields, this volume explores lead's relevance from a number of perspectives, including art history, technical art history, art criticism, and curatorial studies. Drawing on current art historical concerns with materiality, this volume builds on recent exhibitions and scholarship that reconsider the role of materials in shaping artistic meaning, thus giving a central relevance to the object and its physicality.

Contemporary Sculpture Projects in M nster 1997

"This fascinating volume demonstrates how 73 contemporary artists from around the world respond to the challenge of creating "art in public space".

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Author: Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015041365860

Category: Art

Page: 540

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"This fascinating volume demonstrates how 73 contemporary artists from around the world respond to the challenge of creating "art in public space". Numerous illustrations, most of them in color, let the reader to accompany the artists on their journey from the initial idea through each phase of creation to the final realization of the project. Extraordinarily diverse texts - for the most part written and compiled by the artists themselves - elucidate, explain, provide background information, and entertain in a memorable and engaging way." "An in-depth essay by the art historian Walter Grasskamp provides an introduction to the history and problematic of art in public space; a text by Daniel Buren calls into question the ability of twentieth century artists to work in public space and therewith for the public. Biographies and bibliographies on the artists and the theme round out the publication, making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive handbook on the international development of contemporary sculpture in an urban context."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

French Art Classic and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

Under these favoring circumstances he spent three months on a leg of his statue; "which is equivalent to saying that I had at last absolutely mastered it," said he. One day in the Museo Nazionale he noticed in an antique the result of ...

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Author: W. C. (William Crary) Brownell

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783847208259

Category: Art

Page: 133

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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.