Manuel Neri: The Figure in Relief

Overview

In this striking publication, relief sculptures and related drawings by Manuel Neri are beautifully presented. The extensive body of work shows a grounding in a long sculptural tradition that underscores Neri's significance as a sculptor of international renown. His sculptures possess incredibly rich and evocative surfaces, and his ability to depict the figural form in various media with equal mastery and sensitivity is unrivaled. His dedication and extraordinary work in plaster, ceramic, bronze and stone have ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $22.43   
  • New (5) from $39.83   
  • Used (6) from $22.43   
Sending request ...

Overview

In this striking publication, relief sculptures and related drawings by Manuel Neri are beautifully presented. The extensive body of work shows a grounding in a long sculptural tradition that underscores Neri's significance as a sculptor of international renown. His sculptures possess incredibly rich and evocative surfaces, and his ability to depict the figural form in various media with equal mastery and sensitivity is unrivaled. His dedication and extraordinary work in plaster, ceramic, bronze and stone have merited him the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center. Also available: Manuel Neri: Artists' Books/The Collaborative Process ISBN 9781555952594 %35.00

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

West Coast sculptor Manuel Neri (b. 1930) is noted for his distinctive plaster, clay, and bronze sculptures of partial and fragmentary female figures splashed with painted primary-color highlights. This catalog for an exhibition traveling to the Portland Art Museum focuses on the artist's creative process, from his drawings to his plaster maquettes to his final productions. Neri's art, often in series, is devoted to the isolation of single features and evocative gestures meant to convey the whole body and mood. The catalog features a long, illustrated essay by widely published independent scholar Nixon that charts the evolution of Neri's art in various media and compares individual pieces to works from classical antiquity, Renaissance reliefs, and works by Edgar Degas and Henri Matisse. The juxtaposition of his elegant conceptual sketches and drawings alongside finished sculptures and reliefs is particularly illuminating (there are 32 color plates in all). Included is a chronology (curiously labeled "Biography"), a bibliography, and a selected collections list. Highly recommended, along with such essential shelf-mates as Nixon's Manuel Neri: Artists' Books/The Collaborative Processand Neri's own Manuel Neri: Early Work, 1953-1978.
—Russell T. Clement

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883124250
  • Publisher: Hudson Hills Press
  • Publication date: 4/25/2007
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 10.37 (w) x 12.46 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)