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Lemaire, Gérard-Georges.
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Publication Information:
New York : Cameo/Abrams, [1997]

Physical Description:
64 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm.
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NB237.C28 A4 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Focusing on the innovative American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976), this is one of a series of illustrated monographs which offer introductions to modern art and artists. Each book presents a profile of the artist and analysis of his distinctive style.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

YA-Lemaire presents an overview of the artist's life and work, and uses full-color plates to introduce his subject's major periods of creative expression. YAs will enjoy this colorful book about Calder's creations not only for the insight into the development of the career of an artist but also for the playful balance of visual and technical inventiveness and the sheer joy of the motion and playfulness in his art.-Turid Teague, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

The sculptures of Alexander Calder (1898-1976) are certainly some of the most approachable and understandable of any artist's, to say nothing of delightful, inventive, and innovative. The wire works that constitute Le Cirque, the mobiles, and the monumental stabiles elicit joy and wonder, from casual observer to student to scholar. Calder and his work are also much documented in video and print--monographs, exhibition catalogs, journal articles, etc., and, accordingly, in a wide range of publication prices. It is, thus, encouraging that this current title, one of a growing number in Abrams's "Great Modern Masters Series," is not only so relatively inexpensive but so good. Although the emphasis is on the very fine 63 color reproductions of works, the detailed biographical outline is an excellent addition to the short introduction. This well-produced title is a very good introduction to the artist, but it can also be used by the advanced student and scholar as an image and biographical source. Highly recommended for all collections. General readers; undergraduates through faculty. J. Weidman; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art