Cover image for Alexander Calder, 1898-1976
Alexander Calder, 1898-1976
Prather, Marla.
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Publication Information:
Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
367 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
General Note:
Catalog of exhibitions held at National Gallery of Art, Washington, 29 Mar.-12 July 1998; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 4 Sept.-1 Dec. 1998.

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N6537.C33 A4 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Alexander Calder was one of the twentieth century's most prolific artists. Focusing on 267 signature works of art - selected from an oeuvre comprising some 16,000 objectsthis catalogue accompanies the first major American retrospective of his work in twenty years. This book is the catalogue of a major centenary exhibition that opens at the National Gallery of Art on 29 March 1998 and travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Serving as the catalog for a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, which then traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this superb publication shows the work of one of America's best-known and important artists and will long stand as a major statement on Calder's work and life. Some 250 excellent color reproductions of the works in the show and many black-and-white images of related works and other material accompany and amplify the scholarly yet eminently approachable text. The major text is accompanied by thorough yet unobtrusive endnotes and is divided into five chronological sections (1898-1930; 1930-36; 1937-45; 1945-53; 1953-76), which also have detailed chronologies by Alexander Rower, along with the relevant images. Complementary material includes a detailed exhibition history, a selected bibliography, and a wonderful essay by Arnauld Pierre on "Staging Movement." Reasonably priced and well produced, this catalog is recommended for all academic, public, and museum libraries. General readers; undergraduates through faculty. J. Weidman; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art