Mythologies: The Sculpture of Helaine Blumenfeld

Mythologies: The Sculpture of Helaine Blumenfeld

by Nicola Upson, Helaine Blumenfeld
     
 

Helaine Blumenfeld is one of the boldest and most diverse sculptors working today.
Having firmly established herself in New York in the 1960s with her very first exhibition, she has continually experimented with form to produce an extensive range of work which combines a respect for tradition and sculptural values with the breathtaking vitality of the twentieth

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Helaine Blumenfeld is one of the boldest and most diverse sculptors working today.
Having firmly established herself in New York in the 1960s with her very first exhibition, she has continually experimented with form to produce an extensive range of work which combines a respect for tradition and sculptural values with the breathtaking vitality of the twentieth century. Across a variety of materials and scales, Blumenfeld's sculpture fuses mind and body in a sensual and sophisticated expression of emotions and ideas. This volume is the first major exploration of Blumenfeld's work and forms a uniquely detailed study of her development. Dividing her sculpture into eight themed chapters, it concentrates on the major ideas and technical concerns that have preoccupied the artist from teh beginning: Two Sides of a Woman; Creation; Metamorphosis; Options; Shadow Figures; Dreams; Souls; and, finally, Mythology. Early and recent works are illustrated side by side, highlighting the aesthetic and conceptual growth which has earned respect from critics and collectors throughout Europe and America.

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First thorough examination of the work of the acclaimed contemporary sculptor. Contains 92 b&w and 15 color photographs of her work, as well as informational and interpretive text. The author was granted access to Blumenfeld's journals, as well as interviews with the artist. Chapters are organized around the various themes Blumenfeld has explored throughout her career. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780879518806
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
11/30/1998
Series:
Elephant's Eye Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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