Heavy Metal: On the Inexplicable Lightness of a Material

Heavy Metal: On the Inexplicable Lightness of a Material
Library Shelf Location 21.LUCK
Publication Date Jan 2009
Description Heavy Metal The Inexplicable Lightness of a Material Whether it is iron, steel, aluminum, lead, bronze, silver, or gold—metal provides artists with a material that can be worked and shaped in a wide variety of ways, affording them considerable scope for expression. The results can seem heavy, bulky, and overpowering, or can take viewers by surprise due to their intricacy and lightness. The latest technological advances have provided a plethora of new ideas for artists’ critical engagement with this material. Metal, in other words, has become a creative medium that allows the artist to produce both figurative and abstract, both objective and poetic works of art. This book explores in detail metal’s many different possibilities as a material and features a number of key works of metal sculpture from the sixties to the present.
ISBN 9783775723787
Quantity 1
Pages 240 Pages
Editor Dirk Luckow
Authors Dörte Zbikowski, Thomas Wagner, Hanne Loreck, Anke Dornbach
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artists Anish Kapoor, Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley, Bruce Nauman, Candice Breitz, Carol Bove, Claes Oldenburg, Constant, Donald Judd, Giovanni Anselmo, Gunther Forg, Henk Visch, Jasper Johns, Jean Tinguely, John Chamberlain, Jorg Immendorff, Joseph Beuys, Lucio Fontana, Luis Camnitzer, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Marcel Duchamp, Mark Manders, Mona Hatoum, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Deacon, Richard Serra, Robert Morris, Thomas Schutte, Jonathan Monk, Frank Stella, Subodh Gupta, Peter Hutton, Cesar, Mark Leckey, Bertrand Lavier, Steven Shearer, Monika Sosnowska, Geoffrey Hendricks, Michael Salistorfer, Thomas Zipp, Gunther Uecker, Wang Du, Heinz Mack, Hans Peter Feldmann, Julio Gonzalez, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Stefan Kern, Thomas Rentmeister, Kris Martin, Tatiana Trouve, Bill Bollinger, Sung-Hyung Cho, Jurgen Drescher, Aleana Egan, Alexander Laner, Sonja Vordermaier
Category Sculpture
Languages German, English
Material Metal

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