Gego: Weaving the Space in Between

Gego: Weaving the Space in Between
Library Shelf Location 18.GEGO
Publication Date 25 Apr 2023
An authoritative study of Gego, whose distinctive modernist practice sits at the intersection of architecture, design, and the visual arts.

This important book is the first extended study of the life and work of German-born Venezuelan artist Gertrude Goldschmidt (1912–94), known as Gego. In locating the artist’s contribution to postwar art and her important place in the global conversations around modernity, Mónica Amor explores her intermedial practice as a model of cultural complexity at the “edge of modernity.”
In situating Gego’s work alongside other local archives and against her European education and global reception, Amor offers a monographic model that complicates traditional approaches to history. She investigates the full range of Gego’s work, including her furniture workshop, her teaching at schools of architecture and design, her seminal reticuláreas, and her lesser-known prints. Through rigorous archival research, formal analysis, theoretical relevance, and deep exploration of historical context, this essential book unpacks Gego’s radical recasting of the modern sculptural project through her engagement with architecture, craft, and design pedagogy.
ISBN 9780300260687
Quantity 1
Pages 288
Author Monica Amor
Format Hardback
Publisher Yale University Press
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Modernist, Architecture, design, Visual arts, Postwar art, reticuláreas, Craft
Language English

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