Brancusi Cameo

Brancusi Cameo

by Jose Maria Faerna, Jose Maria Faerna
     
 
Four decades after his death, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) remains perhaps the most revered of 20th-century sculptors. In his mature work, Brancusi defined a modern sensibility: he created drastically simplified shapes, stripped of "realistic" detail. Although considered a pioneer of abstract art, Brancusi himself claimed, "I never seek to make what they call a

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Four decades after his death, Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) remains perhaps the most revered of 20th-century sculptors. In his mature work, Brancusi defined a modern sensibility: he created drastically simplified shapes, stripped of "realistic" detail. Although considered a pioneer of abstract art, Brancusi himself claimed, "I never seek to make what they call a pure or abstract form".

Brancusi documents the life and work of this remarkably original and important modern artist with reproductions of his best-known works, a well-researched biographical outline, and a selection of the artist's own illuminating photographs of his work and studio.

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YAEach of these volumes is arranged into three sections. First, the artist is introduced in the context of his time. The second part is a biographical sketch, accompanied by photographs of the artist. The third section consists of excellently reproduced, full-color photographs of the artist's work, with descriptive text and an overview of his career. Some of the works are not often seen, and are a feast for the eye. The clear grouping of information and the handsome layout, page design, and typography make these books appealing and accessible, even though they have no indexes. The texts are presented in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand. Suitable for research as well as for recreational reading.Turid Teague, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810946934
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Great Modern Masters Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 12.13(h) x 0.57(d)

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