Frank Stella: Painting into Architecture

Overview

Since the early 1990s, the American artist Frank Stella (b. 1936) has designed various architectural structures, including a band shell, pavilions, and museums. This book demonstrates how Stella’s formal concerns have evolved from paintings to wall reliefs to freestanding sculptures that extend into architecture. Included are illustrations of the 25 works in the accompanying exhibition that range from small models to a portion of a building at full scale. Photographs of  works by architects who have ...

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Overview

Since the early 1990s, the American artist Frank Stella (b. 1936) has designed various architectural structures, including a band shell, pavilions, and museums. This book demonstrates how Stella’s formal concerns have evolved from paintings to wall reliefs to freestanding sculptures that extend into architecture. Included are illustrations of the 25 works in the accompanying exhibition that range from small models to a portion of a building at full scale. Photographs of  works by architects who have influenced Stella are also featured.

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Editorial Reviews

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Good things still come in small packages, much to the pleasant surprise of librarians habituated to the stream of enormous exhibition catalogs at steadily increasing prices. This informative and focused offering, published in conjunction with Stella's (b. 1936) first one-person show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, highlights 25 of his architectural objects in wood, plastic, fiberglass, metal, and nylon that explore the sculptural possibilities of modern engineering. Goldberger (architecture critic, The New Yorker) supplies a cogent essay on Stella's abiding and inventive interest in breaking outside of the two-dimensional plane as well as his acknowledged inspirational debts and collaborations with Henry Hobson Richardson, Peter Rice (Ove Arup & Partners, London), Philip Johnson, and Frank Gehry. The attractive 11 × 11 format does justice to the 55 mostly color reproductions and won't take up much shelf space. Highly recommended.
—Russell T. Clement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300131482
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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