David Smith: The fields of David Smith

David Smith: The fields of David Smith
Library Shelf Location 18.SMIT
Publication Date 1999
Description "Published in conjunction with a three-year exhibition of the same name presented at the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, in 1997, 1998 and 1999" - t.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references. Dates of available copies: 1999, 2008. Summary The celebration of a three-year exhibition in the Storm King Art Center in Mountainsville, New York. The aim of the curators has been to recapture the experience of viewing Smith's work during his lifetime, when it was deployed in ever-changing arrangements in his fields at Bolton Landing in the Adirondacks. The book recreates the scene at Bolton landing. An essay by Smith's daughter, Candida, captures in personal and direct terms the man himself, his struggles and delights, and the intensity of his working life. This is followed by a memoir from Irving Sandler and reminiscences by friends of the artist. The text is accompanied by photographs by fellow artists and by Smith himself. The balance of the book is an album of the evolving Storm King exhibition, featuring major work by Smith sent from collections all over the country. Jerry L. Thompson, a photographer of sculpture, has captured Smith's work in the summer and snow, and sunrise and sunset, glistening in the rain and presiding over the mists. The interplay between the works and their surroundings, and the effects of light upon their surfaces seeks to provide a lens through which to view the sculpture of David Smith.
ISBN 0500019088
Quantity 1
Pages 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ;
Authors Irving Sandler, Candida Smith, Mark di Suvero
Format Hardback
Related Artist David Smith
Categories Sculpture, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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