By (author) Eric Shanes
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Constantin Brancusi by Eric Shanes
Book DescriptionThis volume in the Modern Masters series is an important and perceptive study of the sculptor Constantin Brancusi, whose arresting forms have exerted a powerful impact on the art of this century. By incisively evaluating the diverse influences that channeled into the artist's work -- including his academic training and brief apprenticeship with Auguste Rodin, the folk art and architecture of his native Romania, Cubism, and African art -- Eric Shanes has produced an insightful study that reveals how this complex artist achieved the expressive simplicity of his innovative sculptures. An extensive "Notes on Technique" section, illustrated with evocative views of the artist's studio, illuminates Brancusi's methods of working in all media, including photography, which he used to record his own ideas about how his sculpture should be seen. The many photographs by Brancusi are complemented by sensitive color illustrations that capture the essence of his art. Written with a clarity of prose that well serves the clarity of the sculptor's own work, this much-needed book presents the fascinating story of a profoundly influential artist. About the Modern Masters series: With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations -- approximately 48 in full color -- this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artist's life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museumgoer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780896599291
(280mm x 216mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 6-Jul-1989
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eric Shanes
Young Mr. Turner, Hardback (April 2016)
A definitive new biography, deftly interweaving an account of Turner's early life with profound scholarly and aesthetic appreciation of his work
William Turner, Hardback (December 2014)
"Revised and enhanced edition of The life and masterworks of J.M.W. Turner. Eric Shanes, author"--Provided by publisher.
Paul Klee, Hardback (February 2013)
This monograph invites the reader to discover the artistic career of this irreplaceable painter-poet through a collection of his most important pieces.
Dali, Hardback (May 2010)» View all books by Eric Shanes
As one of the foremost painters of the 20th century, Dali can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed contemporary art toward its present incarnation. Shanes explores the twists and turns of Dali's mad genius.
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Author Biography - Eric Shanes
A painter, art historian, and lecturer on the history of modern art, Eric Shanes is also the author of Impressionist London and seven important books on Joseph Mallord William Turner.
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