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Title:
Welded sculpture of the twentieth century
Author:
Collischan, Judy.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hudson Hills Press in association with the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York ; [Lanham, MD] : Distributed by National Book Network, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
139 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
General Note:
"Exhibition held at the Neuberger Museum of Art from May 14 to August 27, 2000"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781555951672
Format :
Book

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"Welded Sculpture of the Twentieth Century," an exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase, was organized as a linear historical survey of the technical and expressive development of welded sculpture over the first three quarters of the 20th century. Crediting welding with opening up sculptural space and fostering spontaneous, direct working methods, the project offers the first exhibit and publication to examine the art of welded sculpture as a continuum. Seven chapters examine the social context and major creators of welded sculpture from its origins in the 1920s through the millennium. Fairly substantial attention is given to leading figures such as Julio Gonzalez and David Smith, but most of the text comprises biocritical entries on individual artists ranging from one hundred to several thousand words. With 100 artists represented, the publication includes all of the notables and an interesting variety of other professional artists who made welded sculpture. Collischan (Neuberger Museum of Art) writes crisply, directly, and accessibly. One of the catalog's strengths is its high quality illustrations, including 98 color plates. Brief glossary; solid bibliography. An important first step in a long overdue systematic survey of this key aspect of modern sculpture. Should be acquired by all art libraries. All levels. J. A. Day University of South Dakota


Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 8
1 Originsp. 11
2 David Smithp. 21
3 Postwar Weldingp. 31
4 Kinetic Art and Assemblagep. 49
5 English and European Weldersp. 65
6 Formalism and Fabricationp. 82
7 Millennial Metalp. 108
Notesp. 120
Glossaryp. 122
Bibliographyp. 125
Indexp. 135
Creditsp. 139