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Beverly Pepper: Monumentality, A Life in Art

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Beverly Pepper has spent her lifetime at the forefront of monumental sculpture worldwide. From her first twenty-foot sculpture in Spoleto in 1962 to her four forty-foot columns in the Federal Plaza, New York, her work ranges in varying scales across three continents—many collected here for the first time. As a pioneer in the use of diverse industrial metals, she was among the first artists to work in Cor-ten steel (1965), as well as casting sculpture in ductile iron. 

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Overview

Beverly Pepper has spent her lifetime at the forefront of monumental sculpture worldwide. From her first twenty-foot sculpture in Spoleto in 1962 to her four forty-foot columns in the Federal Plaza, New York, her work ranges in varying scales across three continents—many collected here for the first time. As a pioneer in the use of diverse industrial metals, she was among the first artists to work in Cor-ten steel (1965), as well as casting sculpture in ductile iron. 

This stunning monograph includes her latest environmental projects and  other monumental works.  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788857210629
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 917,581
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Hobbs, art historian and curator, and writes extensively on modern and postmodern art, including Robert Smithson (at the Whitney and Venice Biennale), Robert Motherwell (presenting his first European retrospective), Lee Krasner (LACMA and the Brooklyn Museum), and Kara Walker (at the São Paulo Biennale). Phyllis Tuchman, former AICA-US president, art historian, and critic, appears regularly in Art in America, Artnet, the Smithsonian and Bloomberg News. She has published monographs on George Segal, Dale Chihuly, Anthony Caro, and Nancy Graves, among other artists, and has written extensively on Picasso, Matisse, impressionism, and minimalism. 
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